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  1. scmkr

    Photography Laowa 100mm (full frame) vs Laowa 50mm (MFT)

    I have the following setups: Sony a7IV Laowa 100mm 2.8 Sony 90mm Macro Godox 850III Cygnustech Diffuser OM Systems OM-1 Laowa 50mm 2.8 Olympus 60mm Macro Godox v350o Cygnustech Diffuser I originally got the Sony, but paired with either the Laowa or the Sony macro + flash + diffuser, the...
  2. rcorteschile

    Your opinion? Eristalis tenax 3X

    Dronefly Laowa 25mm ultra macro 100 images stacked in Helicon Focus Wemacro automatic rail 1/!25 ISO 100 2 flashes & homemade diffusers
  3. Helix_2648

    Photography LAOWA 25mm f/2,8 Ultra Macro 2,5-5x with WeMacro Rail for outdoor use

    Hi guys, you know that I'm a big fan of slime moulds and other small things but I noticed, that I'm sometimes at the limit with my possibilities. Until now I'm using the Canon EF-S 60mm lens with the Raynox MSN-505, but I'm more and more disappointed about the circular blurry areas around the...
  4. rcorteschile

    Your opinion? Half beetle

    A crop of a 2,5X image of a small beetle. 88 images stacked in Helicon Focus. Retouched & cropped in Photoshop. Laowa Ultra macro 25mm lens. k
  5. rcorteschile

    Your opinion? Syrphidae 4X

    A small pollinator. 4X maginification 101 images stacked in Helicon Focus. Retouched in Photoshop Laowa ultra macro 25mm lens.
  6. rcorteschile

    Your opinion? Fly or Asyilidae 2,5X

    Stack of 80 images, steps 50um. Maybe a pollinator fly or an Asylidae Laowa 25mm ultra macro lense. Wemacro rail.
  7. rcorteschile

    Your opinion? Hippodamia variegata

    Another Chilean ladybug. Magnification 4X Laowa ultra macro lens. Flash, homemade diffuser. 1/125, f/2.8 Stack of 51 images in Helicon Focus, retouched in Photoshop.
  8. rcorteschile

    Your opinion? Eriopis chilensis

    A Chilean ladybug. Magnification 4X Laowa ultra macro lens Stack of 71 images in Helicon Focus, retouched in Photoshop.
  9. rcorteschile

    Your opinion? Bumblebee face

    A crop of a bumblebee image. Hairs are very problematic as they produce halos in the stacked image. There is a technique to do sub-stacks, but haven't tried yet. Other issues come from the number of dust particles the insects have, not visible to naked eyes. I haven't tried more advanced...
  10. rcorteschile

    Your opinion? Heterostomus curvipalpis 3X

    Frontal shot of this pollinator fly. 3X magnification Stack of 65 images in Helicon Focus Laowa ultra macro 25mm lense 2 Flashes & Homemade diffuser
  11. rcorteschile

    Your opinion? Heterostomus curvipalpis 3X

    Heterostomus curvipalpis Pollinator FLy Chile Magnification 3X 139 images stacked in Helicon Focus Laowa ultra macro 25mm lens Flash & homemade diffusers
  12. rcorteschile

    Your opinion? Beetle Eggs 8X

    These tiny eggs belong to a plague bug: Xantoglareuca luteola. 1/125, ISO 100, f/2.8 Magnification 8X Stack of 98 images in Helicon Focus, flash & homemade diffusers. Laowa ultra macro 25mm lens + extension tubes.
  13. rcorteschile

    Your opinion? Tipulidae

    This insect is commonly known as "giant mosquito", but it is not related to those nasty guys. Stack of 113 images in Helicon Focus, method C 4X magnification Laowa Ultra Macro 35mm lens Automated rail, step 30 um 1/125, ISO 100, f/2.8 Homemade diffusers, 2 flashes.
  14. rcorteschile

    Your opinion? Beetle

    A beetle (don't know the specie). Stack of 101 images in Helicon Focus (method C) f/2.8 ISO 100, 1/125 Post-processed in Photoshop. Two flashes triggered remotely, homemade diffusers. Wemacro automated rail Steps abt 40um
  15. rcorteschile

    Closed Theme Stacked Images

    Subject: Stacked images (Using any photo stacking program) Start: 07/09/2020 Rules: Post stack details (amount of images, step size, and program used), and EXIF data. Posts: One, End: 30/09/2020 This is my image: Beetle Stack of 151 images - Helicon Focus Magnification 2,5X (cropped) ISO 200...
  16. Jack

    Laowa lenses

    Hi. I saw impressive results when shooting with laowa lenses, are they really with money. I saw some lenses are like over $1000 which is huge amount for just a lens to shoot extreme macro. What else you ca shoot with these lenses apart from extreme macro? If I'm not wrong @rcorteschile and...
  17. rcorteschile

    Your opinion? Beetle, 2.5X

    Laowa ultra macro @2.5X ISO 100, 1/125, f/2.8 Flash, homemade diffuser Stack of 101 images in Helicon Focus Wemacro rail @40um Postprocessing in Photoshop
  18. rcorteschile

    Your opinion? Beetle head, 5X

    A beetle, 5X magnification. Laowa ultra macro 25mm @5X 1/125, f/2.8, ISO 200 Stack of 88 images in Helicon Focus Post-processed in Photoshop. Wemacro automated rail @30 um steps 2 Flashes remotely controlled, and homemade diffuser.
  19. rcorteschile

    Your opinion? Beetle, 2.5X

    A beetle found dead last night. Stack of 89 images - Helicon Focus Laowa ultra macro 25mm lens f/2.8 1/125 ISO 100 Flash (2) and homemade difusser Final adjustments in Photoshop.
  20. Jack

    LAOWA 65mm f/2,8 2X Ultra Macro

    Compact lens and lightweight, this lens will deliver great image quality and 2:1 magnification for macro photographers.