PB, go for it! Lotsa fun, and it can be really fascinating. I'd look forward to seeing your shots.
The beer shot posted above is a crop out of a much larger image; I wanted to get rid of the out-of-focus area off centre -- my lens has maybe 4mm depth of field at the max, and that's at f8. So shooting a curved glass means not much of the image will be in full focus.
I've attached a downsized & different version of the beer bubbles -- this one was taken under natural / ambient light and you can see the amber colour much better (whereas the one above has top lighting only to emphasize the bubbles). I find the bubbles are less punchy due to the longer exposure & natural lighting though. Unlike the larger version posted here, this other version has been heavily sharpened to make the bubbles stand out.
Last edited by The Doug; Apr 29th, 2007 at 09:44 PM.
A few more shots with my homemade closeup adapter. Actually this one is just an old 50mm Konica Hexanon lense held inverted up to the 18-55mm lense that came with my D50. I get a bit better depth of field with this setup than I get with my other homemade closeup (Minolta 50mm inverted and mounted to Nikon 70-210mm with plates). I really need an easy to adjust tripod and remote trigger for these shots but holding a lense on the front of your camera is nearly impossible at the best of times. Maybe it's time for a real adapter.
This guy was actually challenging me for control of his flower. Total body length is maybe just over 1cm...
red flowers a bit less than 1cm across...
afid on a daisy...
“Maybe some day somebody will call me "Sir" without adding "You're making a scene"!!”
Last edited by Macified; Jun 6th, 2006 at 07:45 PM.