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pick yer own - _MG_9053cwp.jpg
14-Oct-2011 James Sinks

pick yer own - _MG_9053cwp.jpg

Mag: 2:1
Scale: 3.2μm/px (full size)
FoV: 17.4mm x 43.5mm
crop from 1413 image pano/stack

Canon 100mm f2.8L IS Macro
68mm Extension Tubes
Canon 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1/200s f/8.0 at 100.0mm iso100 full exif

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Lensrentals16-Nov-2013 02:08
My category is "Most involved and complicated photo of a piece of
fruit".

This is at 2:1 magnification using a Canon 100mm f2.8L IS, three 480
EX II speedlights, an ST-E2 controller, a wireless shutter release, a
pair of RRS Macro Rails, an RRS BH55 ballhead, an RRS TVC33 tripod, a
bucket to sit on (orange 5 gallon ones from Home Depot make for the
sharpest photos), and a lot of hot tea.

This is a crop* from a focus stacked panorama from 1,413 separate
images, and I'm pretty sure that's going to be the largest composite
image of a piece of fruit you'll get in this contest. This wasn't
the most complex image from the series, but it was my personal
favorite.

*I shot all the way across the fruit and then cropped to my preferred
1:2.5 panoramic aspect ratio, and cropped to get rid of smooth edges
from focus stacking** and ragged edges from stitching.

**Do I get bonus points if I put sandbags on top of the camera to
keep rail jitter*** to a minumum?

***I should probably also get bonus points for sending my macro rails
in for repair due to jitter, only to be told that they were
completely in spec, and it was my expectations that needed to be
adjusted.****

****I think I should get some more bonus points for pointless
lensnerdy footnoting.*****

*****Or do I need to adjust my expectations again?
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