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That's a constant problem for any macro kit, and any and all macro techniques; whether wind or the whims of the butterflys. While you're saving for the 90 try putting your M9/viso on a mono pod. It can make a huge difference in reducing one of the many moving parts of the macro moment. My gitzo mono pod has a small shoulder stock on my right shoulder an adjustable shoulder strap (pulled taught) behind my left shoulder and the collapsed pod stuck in my lap or gut creating an amazing, highly mobile "tri-pod" effect. The real trick for moving macro subjects is to use your own movement forward and back for the focusing. Attempting to focus with ring or bellows, while you're also moving through space, and while the critter's also flittering about, and the flower's blowing in the wind, is next to impossible (no matter what kit you're using). Regards, George Lottermoser george at imagist.com http://www.imagist.com http://www.imagist.com/blog http://www.linkedin.com/in/imagist On Jul 15, 2010, at 3:36 PM, Tina Manley wrote: > but the things I want to macro photo won't hold > still!