Dave Kennard

Dave Kennard

Posted on 06/03/2010


Photo taken on June  2, 2010


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Macro
Inflatable Softbox
macro bracket
Shape shifter
Wimberley F-2
Nikon SC-29 TTL sync cord
Nikon SB-800 Speedlight
Arca Swiss compatible quick release plate
shifter macro bracket
Wimberley F-2 Shape
Canon Tripod Mount Ring B (B)
Canon 100mm/2.8 Macro
Setup
Canon EOS 450D
Close-ups
Lee 216 White diffusion


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Close-ups setup - Mini Inflatable Softbox

Close-ups setup - Mini Inflatable Softbox
Canon 450D with 100mm/2.8 Macro with Lens collar attached. Wimberley F-2 "Shape shifter" macro bracket attached to quick release plate on Lens collar. Nikon SB-800 Speedlight mounted on Nikon SC-29 TTL sync cord, attached to Wimberley macro bracket. Inflatable Softbox with piece of Lee 216 White diffusion filter taped to the center of it, mounted on the SB-800 flash unit.

This setup requires a high amount of flash power (1/8th for f/8 ISO100 1/200s) and produces harsh highlights when photographing subjects like large (20mm) beetles. Not recommended.

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