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chesterdawg Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jul 2010Thu 23-May-13 03:26 PM
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"StopShot Water Drop Photography Kit"


Commerce, US
          

Is anybody familiar with this kit?

http://www.cognisys-inc.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=129

If so what is the process? how difficult?

Thanks,

Steve

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luckyphoto Gold Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010Thu 23-May-13 03:53 PM
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#1. "RE: StopShot Water Drop Photography Kit"
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Port Charlotte, US
          

You may want to watch this video and consider putting the money saved by not buying the kit into a Nikon 105mm f2.8 Macro lens.

http://www.adorama.com/alc/0014161/article/Create-A-Splash-Of-Color-in-Your-Kitchen-Sink?kbid=912610

Larry

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chesterdawg Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jul 2010Thu 23-May-13 05:19 PM
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#2. "RE: StopShot Water Drop Photography Kit"
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Commerce, US
          

>You may want to watch this video and consider putting the
>money saved by not buying the kit into a Nikon 105mm f2.8
>Macro lens.
>
>http://www.adorama.com/alc/0014161/article/Create-A-Splash-Of-Color-in-Your-Kitchen-Sink?kbid=912610
>
>
I was hoping to use my DX85mm micro lens along w/my D7000

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chesterdawg Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jul 2010Thu 23-May-13 05:30 PM
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#3. "RE: StopShot Water Drop Photography Kit"
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Commerce, US
          

They don't mention how you go about achieving focus? tough with 1:1 macro.
I think I remember reading somewhere a while back to set a ruler straight down from the water dropper and focus on it?

Steve

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luckyphoto Gold Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010Thu 23-May-13 07:11 PM
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"I think I remember reading somewhere a while back to set a ruler straight down from the water dropper and focus on it?"

Or you can drop a string as well to get your focus. The 85mm Macro will work fine, you just need to have the lens a little closer to the water. Getting that close may make the use of a tripod a bit tricky.

I'd play with the informal setup first and then look at purchasing the kit if you want to seriously pursue water drop photography.


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Mannheim62 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Dec 2009Sat 25-May-13 11:46 AM
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#5. "RE: StopShot Water Drop Photography Kit"
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Mount Laurel, US
          

>They don't mention how you go about achieving focus? tough
>with 1:1 macro.
>I think I remember reading somewhere a while back to set a
>ruler straight down from the water dropper and focus on it?
>
>Steve

I've seen videos where they put a "ratchet extension" or any object that can stand upright on it's own in the middle of the container of water. However, the object must extend up high enough out of the water and be centered underneath the water drop so that the drop hits the top of the object every time. That is what you focus on ... Hope this helps.

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