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malx
11/08/2016, 11:14 AM
Hi, All.

Who thinks they get really amazing pics of their reef tanks with their SLR? If they do, what camera/lense do you use? Show some examples! Looking into a camera to shoot my tank lit with Kessil A360 Tuna Blues and KZ T5s.

Thanks!
Joey

Misled
11/08/2016, 05:40 PM
Nikon D300
Nikon 105mm 2.8 macro

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/jllndmb/Reef/DSC_1983_zpsd3749b40.jpg (http://s133.photobucket.com/user/jllndmb/media/Reef/DSC_1983_zpsd3749b40.jpg.html)

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/jllndmb/Reef/DSC_7666_zpsdc08523b.jpg (http://s133.photobucket.com/user/jllndmb/media/Reef/DSC_7666_zpsdc08523b.jpg.html)

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/jllndmb/Reef/DSC_9741.jpg (http://s133.photobucket.com/user/jllndmb/media/Reef/DSC_9741.jpg.html)

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/jllndmb/Reef/DSC_2632.jpg (http://s133.photobucket.com/user/jllndmb/media/Reef/DSC_2632.jpg.html)

So you know, I can do that with any DSLR and a quality macro lens. It's more the idiot behind the camera than the camera itself.

Reef Bass
11/12/2016, 09:51 AM
What Jesse said about the idiot.

Here's my style of idiocy:

Canon EOS 6D
Canon EF 100mm F2.8 USM Macro

http://kenbull.photography/Content/Photos/Palythoas/Orange Stargazers wm.jpg

http://kenbull.photography/Content/Photos/Euphyllia/Frogspawn 5 wm.jpg

http://kenbull.photography/Content/Photos/Blastomussa/Blastomussa wellsi 3 wm.jpg

tkeracer619
11/14/2016, 09:13 AM
Cannon EOS D5 Markii

Now if only I could learn to use it :(

Misled
11/14/2016, 09:34 AM
That's what we're here for. Just ask!!! :)

noob916
11/14/2016, 11:36 PM
Sony ax6000

biecacka
11/15/2016, 09:37 AM
Canon EOS 50D is the camera I own!!!

Now if I can learn to use it....:lol:

Corey

mpsteve
11/16/2016, 06:29 PM
I have a Nikon d3300 with a sigma 105mm macro and I can't get good non blue pictures with it. My lights are radion G4 pros

BlueCorn
11/16/2016, 08:20 PM
Started with a Canon XT from there Canon 30D, Canon 7D, Canon 5D and the 5D mkII.

Now Sony a6300. Still use my Canon 100 macro with an adapter.

Camera bag is 15lbs lighter.

biodegraded
11/17/2016, 01:32 AM
Being the idiot behind the viewfinder, it hardly matters what I shoot. :wildone:

Also, life events have been such that I don't have an aquarium(s) at this time. (work site shut down, interstate move, buy a property, sell a property, yada yada) That said, for what it's worth, I currently shoot a Nikon 800E that I picked up earlier this year. The 200mm f/4 is my macro lens. For reasons only fathomable to Nikon, they call it a micro lens. :confused: I primarily shoot fungi, lichens, mosses, etc, around my property these days.

I test drove the 105 2.8 VR "micro". It is a fine off hand portrait and such lens, but I very much disliked its focus breathing when using it for macro. Others may not be as bothered by that.

Here is the only photo I could immediately find on my desktop which was taken with the 200mm in macro. It needs better post. I'm the idiot behind driving that, too. :lol:
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=7396&pictureid=76593

IPT
11/29/2016, 03:29 AM
Canon for me. Have had many from the original 10D, 5D, 1Ds Mark iii, and most recently 7D mark ii and a 6D. I really like Canon, and especially the marco 100mm lens. That said I recently bought a used Sony A7R and the image quality is quite impressive. It's taking some getting used to since I am so used to the Canon ergonomics. Some might argue this, but I think today nearly any platform will be a solid contender. Get some bodies in your hands and see how they feel, and how easy you can use the buttons you'll need. If you don't like how a camera feels or how you use it it really won't matter how good the images are because you just wont use it much.

Some really old images. Probably with the original 5D but I've lost track now.Just happened to have this still on Photobucket :).

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk319/IPTalaska/1.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/IPTalaska/media/1.jpg.html)

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk319/IPTalaska/4.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/IPTalaska/media/4.jpg.html)

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk319/IPTalaska/zoos.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/IPTalaska/media/zoos.jpg.html)

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk319/IPTalaska/clown-leather2.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/IPTalaska/media/clown-leather2.jpg.html)

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk319/IPTalaska/clown-leather.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/IPTalaska/media/clown-leather.jpg.html)

Performs well in Arctic conditions as well :)

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk319/IPTalaska/_MG_6551.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/IPTalaska/media/_MG_6551.jpg.html)

hunker
11/30/2016, 04:31 AM
Another Nikon d3300 user here, it's good enough for me

hunker
11/30/2016, 04:32 AM
Reviews http://thedigitalcamera.net/best-dslr-cameras-for-beginners/

Tinpanva
12/04/2016, 04:30 PM
well, let's see, a couple of Nikon cybershots, but those are just for fun. Canon 6D, T5, T3i are my heavy lifters.

A couple from the 6D today.

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/tt177/paul1965/60%20Cube/60%20Gal%202016%201%20of%207_zpsblamrdxg.jpg

(with flash)
http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/tt177/paul1965/60%20Cube/60%20Gal%202016%205%20of%207_zpsawpnvrqs.jpg

Handheld without flash. ISO was up around 2500

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/tt177/paul1965/60%20Cube/60%20Gal%202016%206%20of%207_zpsgcxm10pk.jpg

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/tt177/paul1965/60%20Cube/60%20Gal%202016%207%20of%207_zpsdfr4istc.jpg

hunker
12/05/2016, 06:59 PM
http://thedigitalcamera.net/best-dslr-cameras-for-beginners/

knap_123
12/05/2016, 07:48 PM
Samsung s7

jim293
12/15/2016, 04:25 PM
I currently have 3 Nikons with a lot of lens.
Nikon D200
Nikon D300
Nikon D3
They all work great and I am very happy with them.

Apercula
12/15/2016, 05:02 PM
I dont have a dslr, I shoot a Canon powershot sx130is point and shoot, usually in auto mode, so the idiot behind the camera comment applies.

Free hand in "flower" mode.
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii150/Ganrin/ed109244-1b84-40bb-9fe8-405aa23f2422_zpsyoat1lpm.jpg (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/Ganrin/media/ed109244-1b84-40bb-9fe8-405aa23f2422_zpsyoat1lpm.jpg.html)

scuzy
12/29/2016, 03:06 PM
My new 5D mk IV been fun to use. Can't wait for the new sigma 150mm os macro to arrive to see how it differs from my 100mm L


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Mav01
12/30/2016, 05:45 PM
Cannon T6i, just need to figure out lighting and what macro to buy!!


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slief
01/01/2017, 11:10 PM
Started with a Canon XT from there Canon 30D, Canon 7D, Canon 5D and the 5D mkII.

Now Sony a6300. Still use my Canon 100 macro with an adapter.

Camera bag is 15lbs lighter.

Isn't that cannon 100 equivenelty to about 135mm on your 6300? His does that work out for you? What is the minimum focal point/distance with that lens?

On the subject of the topic, I just got a Sony 6500 for XMAS. It's my first "real" camera and I have a lot to learn. My iPhone has been my go to camera for many years. I've been reading countless threads and articles and watching countless youtube videos to get a crash course on photography as well as this camera. So far, I've surprised myself with some of my pictures primarily in manual mode using different settings. I rented a Tamron 60mm macro lens to go a Sony A-mount to E-mount adapter that I have. I was shocked at some of the results. I only played with the white balance and F Stop.. I've read a lot on shutter speed. I am ready to apply what I think I've learned on my next round of pictures. All shots were taken in RAW and processed in Light Room. Lighting is Kessil 360WE except for those in my frag tank which are under GHL Mitras LX7206.

Here are a few I took with the Tamron 60mm macro.
http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/shleif/Tanks/New%20cam/coral/DSC00205_zps004xs6hk.jpg

http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/shleif/Tanks/New%20cam/coral/Hammer%201%20of%201_zpsegs5bpfo.jpg

http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/shleif/Tanks/New%20cam/coral/Plate%202%201%20of%201_zps3dpyjfgn.jpg

http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/shleif/Tanks/New%20cam/coral/Plate%201%20of%201_zpsavddl5o0.jpg

http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/shleif/Tanks/New%20cam/coral/DSC00261_zpshk6qi8fs.jpg

http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/shleif/Tanks/New%20cam/coral/Bonsai%201%20of%201_zpsh7tmjxrj.jpg

Shot with a Sigma 60mm.
http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/shleif/Tanks/New%20cam/Fish/DSC00778_zpsrxgffxe6.jpg

I think this was shot with the macro. I took so many I don't remember.
http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/shleif/Tanks/New%20cam/Fish/6%20line2_zpspzyeae1v.jpg

http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/shleif/Tanks/New%20cam/Fish/Borb_zpscxweviwt.jpg

scuzy
01/02/2017, 02:01 AM
Isn't that cannon 100 equivenelty to about 135mm on your 6300? His does that work out for you? What is the minimum focal point/distance with that lens?

On the subject of the topic, I just got a Sony 6500 for XMAS. It's my first "real" camera and I have a lot to learn. My iPhone has been my go to camera for many years. I've been reading countless threads and articles and watching countless youtube videos to get a crash course on photography as well as this camera. So far, I've surprised myself with some of my pictures primarily in manual mode using different settings. I rented a Tamron 60mm macro lens to go a Sony A-mount to E-mount adapter that I have. I was shocked at some of the results. I only played with the white balance and F Stop.. I've read a lot on shutter speed. I am ready to apply what I think I've learned on my next round of pictures. All shots were taken in RAW and processed in Light Room. Lighting is Kessil 360WE except for those in my frag tank which are under GHL Mitras LX7206.

Here are a few I took with the Tamron 60mm macro.
http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/shleif/Tanks/New%20cam/coral/DSC00205_zps004xs6hk.jpg

http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/shleif/Tanks/New%20cam/coral/Hammer%201%20of%201_zpsegs5bpfo.jpg

http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/shleif/Tanks/New%20cam/coral/Plate%202%201%20of%201_zps3dpyjfgn.jpg

http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/shleif/Tanks/New%20cam/coral/Plate%201%20of%201_zpsavddl5o0.jpg

http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/shleif/Tanks/New%20cam/coral/DSC00261_zpshk6qi8fs.jpg

http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/shleif/Tanks/New%20cam/coral/Bonsai%201%20of%201_zpsh7tmjxrj.jpg

Shot with a Sigma 60mm.
http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/shleif/Tanks/New%20cam/Fish/DSC00778_zpsrxgffxe6.jpg

I think this was shot with the macro. I took so many I don't remember.
http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/shleif/Tanks/New%20cam/Fish/6%20line2_zpspzyeae1v.jpg

http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo347/shleif/Tanks/New%20cam/Fish/Borb_zpscxweviwt.jpg



Are these pictures cropped after post process?


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OllieNZ
01/02/2017, 03:13 AM
Reviews http://thedigitalcamera.net/best-dslr-cameras-for-beginners/

From the above article.
First: There is no best camera. Each brand and each model offers different features. There are recommendable cameras and today I am going to mention the most recommended cameras from people who have used them, but itís important for you to know that the best camera doesnít exist.
Second: What do you want? What are you looking for? Itís important to know very well which features are important to you. Are you interested in a camera with a rotating screen? Must it have good video quality? Will you be taking many pictures at night? These questions will help you rule out certain models and keep the one that best suits your needs.
Third: Donít be intimidated by the terminology and the technicalities. I recommend you keep this document open while you keep reading, since in it I explain, in a simplified way, all the terms and specifications about cameras that could possibly scare you.

This pretty much sums it up as far as I'm concerned. As far as choosing a body: Don't get hung up on numbers more is not necessarily better, go to a shop and play, find what feels good in your hand, which button layout makes most sense to you(especially important for manual shooting). Spend your money on the glass a cheaper body with a good lens will take better pictures than a good body with a cheap lens.

slief
01/02/2017, 09:32 AM
Are these pictures cropped after post process?


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I did crop a couple of them but not all.

scuzy
01/05/2017, 01:00 AM
Just got a new sigma 150mm macro

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niladride
01/06/2017, 10:33 AM
I am using the following:

Camera - Nikon D5300
Lens - Tamron 90mm f 2.8 macro non vc / Nikon 40 mm macro f 2.8 / Tamron 17-50mm f 2.8 non vc / Tamron 70-300mm vc

milos87popovic
01/09/2017, 03:41 AM
I am using Nikon D300