This was shot with the trusty 50mm f/1.8 lens and a whole set of Kenko extension tubes.

The screw head was in a bench in the Capt. Burke Park, Kangaroo Point and measured about 1cm in diameter.

Pretty impressive stuff really.

See where this picture was taken.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 17th November 2007, This photo: 6:31pm

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  • James Ottaway said:
    I haven't had a good chance to shoot at f/18 on a tripod using this setup, yet. The detail is great. Was this the shot where poor Shaun was trapped on the bench, for fear he would shake it if he got up?

    And as much as I love 'em, I'll happily swap my Kenko tubes for someone's Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro...
  • David de Groot said:
    Nah, this was the shot after that one, when no-one was on the bench. It doesn't take much vibration at this magnification to muck up the shot.
    I'm thinking a set of macro lights (ring or twin) would have been handy and would have avoided the 67 second exposure time. A larger aperture would have been a little sharper too, but then the DoF was way too narrow for anything much less than this. As it was, the dirt inside the screw head is still not quite in focus.
    But, yeah, the 100mm lens is definitely very nice, if a bit tricky to get the hang of.
  • Xenedis said:
    Just as well you didn't screw up this shot. :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    If I did, I'd have to make a bolt for it... :-P
  • Yorri¢k said:
    it doesn't look even the slightest bit loose.

    ...impressive indeed
  • David de Groot said:
    That would be because it's not mine ;-)