Macro setup

I like it when other people post pictures of their setup for technical shots, so I thought I'd do the same. This is what it took to take this picture.

It still has some problems. For instance, my tripod isn't steady enough- apparently it can actually keep microscopic vibrations that show up at high magnification for several seconds. In fact, the floor of my house isn't steady enough- I was just about holding my breath when I pushed my cable release. I really need a flash. Or two. Also, it seems this lens has a bad habit of blowing dust onto my camera's sensor when it telescopes in. Now I need a camera with a self-cleaning sensor, too. Maybe next month.

  • SantyClawz 7y

    try the 40D, it will clean the sensor for you!
  • Batian_Lion 7y

    well, the 40D certainly is nice, but the self cleaning unction is certainly not a reason to buy it. in most of the cases the self cleaning isn't very effective. -in my direct comparisionof the of 30D and 40D with the sigma 50-500 lense, which is pretty bad at collecting dust too, showed that the self cleaning doesn't help at all in this case.
  • Andrew Magill 7y

    Well, I've been wanting a 40D for a while, anyway. And Canon has a $200 instant rebate going on it now, too! :)
  • evil marajah 7y

    man, you have the lens of my dream!
    what is the adorama focusing rail? never heard of it

    congratulations on your set!
    your pictures are stunning
  • Andrew Magill 7y

    This is the Adorama macro focusing rail. It's not perfect, but does the job quite well.
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Taken on May 25, 2008
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