[meteorite-list] Digital Camera for Studio Photography
From: Jodie Reynolds <spacerocks_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 5 May 2013 14:31:47 -0700
If you're going to do a macro lens, you also need a ring-light.
I have a 1-5x (1:1 - 5:1) Canon MP-E, but these days I prefer using
the Canon 100 f/2.8L Macro w/ISM (1:1) The close-focus on it is only
about a foot though. At 67mm it fits nicely with most any common
At 100mm, selective AF/full-time manual, it's not a "one trick pony" in that it's a pretty fast lens
that one can stand-off with and use for a lot of different tasks with
nice soft bokka, ultrasonic focus and lens stabilization, so I can
also use it out in the field for things like photographing bugs and
still get enough depth-of-field to get environmental cues.
If you're setting up a lab environment, the Canon 65mm MP-E, with a
close focus of 0.8ft and 1-5x magnification can fill an entire
full-frame from a single water droplet. Strictly manual focus, no
bells and whistles, it's all about the macro - useless for anything
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 1:35:55 PM, you wrote:
> Thanks Jim!
> Sounds like your 'ingredients' of parts will go nicely with my custom made
> 'Transformer Studio' I built a couple years ago!! ;-)
> Best Regards,
> Greg Hup?
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Wooddell
> Sent: Sunday, May 05, 2013 3:38 PM
> To: Greg Hup? ; Meteorite List
> Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Digital Camera for Studio Photography
> Are you handy at building things?
> Olympus BH microscope base with adjustable X-Y Stage
> Nikon Bellows
> Various lenses
> Microscope objective adapter up to x40 E-plan
> A chunk of channel iron
> A two light adjustable microscope lighting system.
> Nikon D6000 is a good base! the lens and mounts are the key however.
> Or a cannon setup (bellows and base camera)
> Any you will have one heck of a nice macro set-up that will rival some
> $20,000 microscopes and more!
> On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 12:27 PM, Greg Hup? <gmhupe at centurylink.net> wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I am starting to look for a DSLR camera for studio photography of
>> meteorites, minerals and similar. I figured the best source for opinions
>> would be here so anyone with experience in this I would appreciate your
>> suggestions. I am looking for something that has the best quality for
>> but want to consider all possibilities regardless of cost so I can improve
>> my images. I will also like suggestions on different lens options to go
>> macro to ??mm so I can get microscopic depth along with stand back and
>> a large meteorite if needed without changing lenses. As I read a little
>> today, the megapixel capability is something I should consider.
>> Thank you in advance on whatever info and suggestions you can provide!
>> Best Regards,
>> Greg Hup?
>> The Hup? Collection
>> gmhupe at centurylink.net
>> www.NaturesVault.net (Online Catalog & Reference Site)
>> www.LunarRock.com (Online Planetary Meteorite Site)
>> NaturesVault (Facebook, Pinterest & eBay)
>> IMCA 3163
>> Click here for my current eBay auctions:
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-- Best regards, Jodie mailto:spacerocks at spaceballoon.orgReceived on Sun 05 May 2013 05:31:47 PM PDT