[meteorite-list] Digital Camera for Studio Photography
From: Greg Hupé <gmhupe_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 5 May 2013 18:47:44 -0400
Hi Mike and Everyone,
I may have had one of the most important parts staring me right in the face
for all these years, the ring light on my microscope! I never thought to
take it off of it and attach to a camera, but on the other hand I have never
owned a digital SLR camera so the obvious alluded me until now! Thank you
all so far for the great input both here and privately, I appreciate it and
please let me know your thoughts if you have not yet replied (if you would
Here is the ring light ("Mini-Lamp 8w" stamped on bottom) attached to my
modest Baytronix 45x microscope that I absolutely love!
The Hup? Collection
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From: Mike Bandli
Sent: Sunday, May 05, 2013 6:17 PM
To: 'Jodie Reynolds' ; 'Greg Hup?'
Cc: 'Meteorite List'
Subject: RE: [meteorite-list] Digital Camera for Studio Photography
For years I have been using this inexpensive ring light for macros and
All you do is remove the center flip cover and center glass magnifier and
you can stick your lens right through it. I use this lighting source along
with indirect window light for best results.
My camera setup is a Sony NEX-5N with Sony E 3.5/30 Macro lens. I can focus
at a few cm distance with this great and comparably inexpensive macro lens.
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From: meteorite-list-bounces at meteoritecentral.com
[mailto:meteorite-list-bounces at meteoritecentral.com] On Behalf Of Jodie
Sent: Sunday, May 05, 2013 2:32 PM
To: Greg Hup?
Cc: Meteorite List
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Digital Camera for Studio Photography
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 ring-light system.
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
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 else.
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?
> The Hup? Collection
> gmhupe at centurylink.net
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> www.LunarRock.com (Online Planetary Meteorite Site) NaturesVault
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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 price 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 from macro to ??mm so I
>> can get microscopic depth along with stand back and photo 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
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