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#1 JackConnick

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Posted 10 April 2003 - 09:51 AM

Started this as another thread to be org-gan-ized (ha!)

Boy, I'm in awe of the anenome fish, the 2x S&S framer arms are sort of clunky. Cyber: so you just add tinfoil on the lower strut coming from the camera as a reflector? Hmm, maybe little fill cards to either side of the arms and a really tiny gaffer to hold them :)

Had a little luck in Truk when the light was fading:

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Posted 10 April 2003 - 09:57 AM

I've had better luck with a 3x S&S, I take the vertical arms off, sometimes I crop their tails...
Taken last week here in Puget Sound at night, this is a Red Irish Lord.

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Posted 10 April 2003 - 02:58 PM

Funny you should say that about leaving off the arams etc. I lost my 3T close up framer (Fell of lens in Kenya in 94) I used it for three years without anything but judgement and got great results!

Here's the original 1st shot of the Anemone fish on Abu Dabab Egypt in Oct 97. Taken with the Nikonos.

#4 Simon K.

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Posted 10 April 2003 - 08:18 PM

Can someone explain to me ignorant what Macroframer are good for. How do they help?

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Posted 14 April 2003 - 05:58 PM

Framers are a simple device allowing the accurate "Framing" and focusing of subjects outside the capability of an external viewfinder whilst using macro extention tubes. This only applies to non-SLR cameras like Nikonos, Sea & Sea etc.

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Posted 15 April 2003 - 01:32 AM

Ok I unserstand its to use when the paralax gets to big when you go very close to a subject in macro.

Thanks Simon