Raynox 250 on AF160FC on F100macro

Toine toine at repiuk.nl
Sat Oct 10 11:19:16 EDT 2009


Thanks. Yes most likely winged aphids. They have the typical tubes on
the back of the abdomen. from wikipedia: "When host plant quality
becomes poor or conditions become crowded, some aphid species produce
winged offspring, "alates", that can disperse to other food sources."

Toine

2009/10/10 AlunFoto <alunfoto at gmail.com>:
> Cool shots, Toine!
> They look like winged aphids.
>
> For my snow crystal shots I usually do between 2x and 4x, but still
> hesitate to call it microscope... :-)
>
> Jostein
>
> 2009/10/10 Toine <toine at repiuk.nl>:
>> I noticed the AF160FC ringflash has a filter thread inside the ring
>> which sparked an idea. Searched in my garbage drawers and found some
>> step down rings to attach the Raynox 250:
>>
>> http://www.repiuk.nl/images/raynox-ringflash.jpg
>>
>> Mounted the contraption on the F100 macro and searched for the
>> smallest bugs in my backyard:
>>
>> http://www.repiuk.nl/images/ssp/permalink.html#id=album-126&num=content-3726
>> http://www.repiuk.nl/images/ssp/permalink.html#id=album-126&num=content-3725
>>
>> The body of this fly or whatever is about 1-2 mm. Measured the fly in
>> photoshop with and without the raynox and it's an extra 1.6x. Does
>> this setup qualify as a microscope?
>>
>> Toine
>>
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