Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Matt's Macro Rig

Sharing another full flash macro rig. This time it's from Matt (MVers on Flickr). He uses Sigma 150mm and 48mm of tubes plus 1.4X TC.

More macro rigs here.

Sigma 150, 48mm of extension tubes, 1.4x teleconverter, 580EX II and big DIY Diffuser.
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There is an adjustable panel for you to control the amount of light diffusion to suit different subject. Great idea, right?
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You can control the light angle too: left, top, right.
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Now a few sample shots from Matt's macro rig:

Jagged ambush bug (Phymata) with prey
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Calico Pennant (Celithemis elisa) (Female)
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Hanging-thief [Diogmites misellus]

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Jumping spider Phidippus

More macro rigs here.

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