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Ok, so, remember those courting bugs from yesterday's post? Well this is one of those. I was playing around with 'super-macro', where you reverse the 50mm lens on the end of a regular macro lens (in this case my 300mm telephoto in macro mode). The bug is another Globular Springtail and is around about 0.5mm long. This isn't much of a crop and I was able to approximately work out (by considering the bug to be 0.5mm, and the sensor size 23.7mm) that this is about 1:14 (14x lifesize) magnification. This bug was incredibly small. My flash was on maximum power to light the scene, so there's some weird stuff going on in places, but I was just pleased to get the thing in focus; it was so dark in the viewfinder I was having trouble seeing anything, and the depth of field was all but nothing. Anyway, I might play with this super-macro a bit more, but I think I have proved to myself that it's not workable in the field - if only because working distance is.. well, inside the ring of my ring flash!
Posted 11:17pm Monday, 15th May 2006
Camera Model NameNIKON D70
Shooting Date/Time2006:05:14 18:34:17.20
File TypeNEF
LensSigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 with 50mm reversed and Sigma EM140-DG ring flash
Shutter Speed1/60
FlashAuto, Fired, Return not detected
ISO Speed200
Focal Length300.0mm (35mm equivalent: 450.0mm)
ExifTool Version Number5.53
File Size5179KB
File Modification Date/Time2006:05:14 18:34:18
File TypeNEF
Mime Typeapplication/unknown
Camera Model NameNIKON D70
Date/Time Of Last Modification2006:05:14 18:34:17
Jpg From Raw Start131072
Jpg From Raw Length747524
Y Cb Cr PositioningCo-sited
Subfile TypeFull-resolution Image
Image Width3040
Image Height2014
Bits Per Sample12
CompressionNikon NEF Compressed
Photometric InterpretationColor Filter Array
Strip Offsets878836
OrientationHorizontal (normal)
Samples Per Pixel1
Rows Per Strip2014
Strip Byte Counts4424954
X Resolution300
Y Resolution300
Planar ConfigurationChunky
Resolution Unitinches
CFA Repeat Pattern Dim2 2
CFA Pattern 22 1 1 0
Reference Black White0 255 0 255 0 255
Shutter Speed1/60
Exposure ProgramManual
Date/Time Of Digitization2006:05:14 18:34:17
Exposure Compensation+2/3
Max Aperture Value5.7
Metering ModeMulti-segment
FlashAuto, Fired, Return not detected
Focal Length300.0mm (35mm equivalent: 450.0mm)
File System Version2.10
ISO Speed200
White BalanceAuto
Focus ModeManual
Flash SettingNormal
Flash TypeOptional,M
White Balance Fine Tune0
Exposure Difference-10.0
Preview Image Start8112
Preview Image Length19398
Flash Exposure Compensation1.0
ISO Setting200
Flash Exposure Bracket Value0.0
Exposure Bracket Value0
Tone CompAuto
Lens TypeD
Lens70-300mm f/4-5.6 D
Flash ModeUnknown (7)
AF PointCenter
Shooting ModeSingle-Frame
NEF Curve 1(Binary data 4160 bytes, use -b option to extract)
Color HueMode1a
Light SourceSpeedlight
Hue Adjustment0
Noise ReductionOff
NEF Curve 2(Binary data 1412 bytes, use -b option to extract)
Red Balance2.24609
Blue Balance1.46094
Lens Data Version0101
AF Aperture5.7
Focus Position17
Focus Distance2.24 m
Lens IDAF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED or Sigma D
Lens F Stops5.00
Min Focal Length71.3mm
Max Focal Length302.0mm
Max Aperture At Min Focal4.0
Max Aperture At Max Focal5.7
MCU Version28
Effective Max Aperture5.7
NEF Thumbnail Size1520 1008
Sensor Pixel Size7.8 x 7.8 um
Serial NumberNo= 20032c6b
Shutter Count6551
Image OptimizationNormal
Vari ProgramUnknown
User CommentUnknown
Sub Sec Time20
Sub Sec Time Original20
Sub Sec Time Digitized20
Sensing MethodOne-chip color area
File SourceDigital Camera
Scene TypeDirectly photographed
Custom RenderedNormal
Exposure ModeManual
Digital Zoom Ratio1
Focal Length In 35mm Format450
Scene Capture TypeStandard
Gain ControlNone
Subject Distance RangeUnknown (0)
Shooting Date/Time2006:05:14 18:34:17.20
TIFF-EP Standard ID1 0 0 0
CFA Pattern[Blue,Green][Green,Red]
Image Size3040x2014
Jpg From Raw(Binary data 747524 bytes, use -b option to extract)
Preview Image(Binary data 19398 bytes, use -b option to extract)
Scale Factor To 35mm Equivalent1.5
Circle Of Confusion0.020 mm
Depth of Field0.06 m (2.21 - 2.27)
Hyperfocal Distance140.41 m
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