Category Archives: Tutorials

Tinkering with macro set-up: 50mm reversed on tubes vs 50mm + tubes + Rynox

The never ending tinkering with my macro set-up continues.

I’ve been mixing it up with my standard 50mm + tubes + Raynox vs 50mm reversed on tubes vs. Raynox on 200mm.

I’ve got a downsizing ring for the Raynox on the 200 that should arrive this week so more to come on that.

Here are a few things to consider:

These are 50mm reversed with slight crop in LR (about 20%). Aperture was set manually before removing from camera and reversing.

The things I like about this set-up:

  • at f22 the dof is nice
  • its a bit less contrasty than other set-ups
  • working distance is greater than 50mm + tubes + Raynox (about 6cm vs 4cm)

The negatives:

  • at f22 its just too dark and the miss rate is subsequently much higher
  • the flash ETTL system seems to miss calculate the lighting more often.
  • All in all the results is great when it hits but the reliability is poor compared with the 50 + tubes + Raynox.

This is same set-up (50mm reversed on tubes) @ f14. easier to see but still harder than the 50mm on tubes + raynox.

This is from 50mm on tubes + Raynox

Same but with contrasty processing

Which do you prefer?

More to come so watch this space!

Matt

Filters

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Filters can be a simple way of improving your photos or just used to protect your lenses. There are many filters on the market but which ones are the right ones for specific circumstances? In this tutorial I have given a brief rundown on three of the most commonly used filters and their application.

Happy filtering

 

Shutter Speed Cheat Sheet

This is the second in a series of ‘cheat sheets’ for those getting into photography. They can be found here in the tutorial page. Shutter Speed cheat sheet by Matt Tinker Photography

These cheat sheets are designed to be a quick reference guide for new photographers. Each one focused on a different topic. Topics include exposure, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, modes and low light shooting. I love feedback so please leave a comment if you have found this helpful.

Matt

Exposure Cheat Sheet

I frequently get asked for tips on the fundamental principles of photography so I have decided to put together a series of ‘cheat sheets’ for anyone who wants them.Exposure cheat sheet Matt Tinker Photography They can be found here in my Tutorials page.

I’ve designed these to be a quick reference guide to photography, each one focused on a different topic. Topics I will be covering will include exposure, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, modes and low light shooting. I love feedback so please leave a comment if you have found this helpful.

Here is the first in the series.

Matt