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Re: Thank you, Maier - I will give you a longer, better answer tomorrow *Foto*

Well, now I´m back again :)
The longer answer is, that this camera is super - in many ways, with a 26 x zoom (that can be used together
with macro) - but it has also some weak points:
1) Pixels regarding to the rather small sensor (3/4 as I remember it)
That means, that you have to do nearly the right crob, when you shot. That can be easily done with the zoom,
so that´s ok

2) The colour reproduction - I have been more years to correct for this "to much blue" ...
- but not with flash: There it is the opposite - To much Yellow :).

3) I don´t like the colours of it without "Vivid colours", so I use that ever.

But when you know the camera, it is super. You can flip the backscreen - and not to the leff, where it
is in trouble with your left hand.

Editering:
Regarding to the pixels, I have first to ekstra sharpen - and then diffuse the background.
That require, that you have the energy to draw a tight mask around the species (every single hair)
and then diffuse the background, in more layers.

Here is another example:


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After diffusing the background - drawing a new mask pretending more distance

... and diffuse again.
.

So, all in all, I use between 1/4 to 3/4 hour on each photo, before the job is done ;)
- so you have to love to sit behind your PC to make such photos from this camera.

Reverse:
I am still looking, but I haven´t found any camera, that could replace it, until now.
Maybe some are able to, but I think, you will get the same afterwork/editering with these cameras.
And Fuji X-S1 is rather low-priced/cheap
.

I have equipment for about 900 Euro, all in all.
And the total weight, with tripod and remote is max 1 kg.

The camera works super with animals from 5 to 20 mm´s - together with the zoom and the Raynox in combination.
My work distance is about 15 cm´s - (+/-)
But I don´t like the camera to photography of birds.
.

In 99% cases I ALWAYS use a little Table-Tripod and remotecontrol
- and I have made a kind of a small "Photo-studio" on the luggage carrier on my electrick Bicycle.
It maybe sounds crazy, but it works super: You can roll the bicycle at small paths, with
very little workingspace, in tight scrubs and so on.

Advantages:
1) You have the right plant just behind the species, so the environment looks correckly.
2) You have a better check on the wind, so the photos are getting more sharp.
3) You can turn around the branch to show the animal in the best angel - and to get most of the animal in focus
at the same time.
4) You can turn a little away from directly sunlight, if it disturb the light/shadow effects ... and so on.
5) The animal don´t make a drop down in the underwood, where you cannot find it again.
6) After the photosession (often 10 minutes) - you can put back the animal to its hostplant

.

I have attached some photos to show both the photo-arrangement with my camera
and a photo of my bike ;)
In the box I have some boxes, my coffee and food.

And here seen on my bike:


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Next summer, I want to build a small stand to make a whitish half-transparent "roof" to put
up above the photo-arrangement on the bike, to avoid directly sunlight, that makes the
The "roof" must diffuse the light - and you have light enough at the same time.
And many larvae doesn´t like directly sunlight. Many use to live in the shadow.
So the roof will carm them, too ;)
.

To the flash I have build a kind of a "Pipe" to move all the light to the front of the lense, and diffuse it.
That works great! - and the cost is about 5 Euro. - and it is very
You can see this on this old thread on "Fugle and Nature", a danish website for Butterflies, Birds, Animals, Plants and so on
(All the photos are "beginner-photos". I work more great now - Better colours and so on)

http://www.fugleognatur.dk/forum/show_message.asp?MessageID=917401&ForumID=9

I hope, that this was answers on the most questions - or you just ask again :)

Kind regards - Kjeld

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