Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/07/15

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Subject: [Leica] Macro - now LF Macro
From: mark at (Mark Pope)
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 14:40:15 +0100
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This is large format macro(ish): roughly between 1/3 and 1/2 life size....

Taken with a Shen-Hao 5x4 camera on Ilford HP5 plus rated at ISO 200. 
IIRC I used a 150mm lens.

I remember that setting the shot up was um character-building...:-)

Mark Pope,
Swindon, Wilts

Picture a week (2010)
Picture a week (2009)

Mark Rabiner wrote:
>> I would endorse this. I love my 90mm f4 macro. I bought it used, with 
>> adapter
>> but not the little angle finder. It is a superb lens for general use too, 
>> as
>> long as the light is good, and weighs very little. Mine is always in my 
>> bag.
>> OTOH smaller sensors have so much more depth of field that you can get 
>> macro
>> pictures which would be all but impossible with the bigger format. With 
>> flash
>> at low iso can be results are excellent too.
>> Frank D.
>> On 15 Jul, 2010, at 00:28, Geoff Hopkinson wrote:
> Macro can be so unexpectedly difficult that a bit smaller sensor can help.
> Anyone who's tried to do medium format macro knows it takes some real 
> effort
> and in the old days lots of testing.
> High speed flash helps. Many find it virtually a necessity. People who'd 
> not
> dream of using flash otherwise.
> Large format macro, 4x5 if you can do it you win a prize.
> To me the most ideal format for macro might really be half frame. In the 
> old
> days 18x24. But now its called cropped 1.5 or 1.6 format.
> In other words an M8.
> I bet with even a 50 Summicron you can do real well doing macro with an M8.
> The best part is the instant gratification.
> You don't stop shooting till you know you've really gotten the shot.
> [Rabs]
> Mark William Rabiner
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