Datograph under a microscope...

 By: doobooloo : June 7th, 2014-09:28
First couple of shots with the Nanoha 4~5x "microscopic" lens, on a Sony A7R. At the higher magnification (5x) the lens actually covers the full frame sensor - which was a pleasant surprise! I was expecting it to have a much smaller image circle for APS-C sensor use. Still learning how to best use this thing... even at f/32 it's hard to get the right focus (and parallel plane of focus) and even then the depth of field is so shallow... 

For full resolution photos, please click on these links (opens in new page):

#1, #2, #3, #4, #5

Unfortunately here I think the camera out-resolves the lens on a pixel level, but hopefully as my technique gets better over time and I can get away with f/16 or f/22 to get sharper images out of the lens combined with focus stacking.

Spectacular shots, indeed.

 By: amanico : June 7th, 2014-09:34

Interesting to see that, even through the microscope, the finish is good. That is the ultimate test!



Thanks, and a few more...

 By: doobooloo : June 7th, 2014-19:57
Thanks - indeed, at this type of magnification it becomes very easy to see the difference between top-notch finishing and good finishing!

A few more, should be higher quality overall than the first experimental batch.

For full resolution pics (opens in new window): #1, #2, #3, #4, #5

Wow!! love those close ups!

 By: jrwong23 : June 7th, 2014-20:59
Thanks for sharing them here with us. Lange's finishing is truly amazing!

Robin This message has been edited by jrwong23 on 2014-06-07 23:52:09

as for the VC, lovely lovely pictures! [nt]

 By: gensiulia : June 7th, 2014-23:43
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Great shots!

 By: KIH : June 9th, 2014-04:14
very, very nice shots indeed!  Keep them coming!