Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

English German French

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Recent Photos Contest Help Search News Workshops Shop Upgrade Membership Recommended
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising

How can I get a good lighting?


つくば, JP
332 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author
ddouxchamps Basic Member
Mon 30-Jul-01 01:42 PM

Hi all,

I tested my 105 micro with two rolls and I stumble on one problem: lighting. With 1:1 reproduction ratio I need of course a lot of light on moving subjects (or subjects on moving substrate ). The sun is a great source but it produced several 'white' areas, others remaining rather dark. Not uncommon phenomenon, but...

My question is: is there a trick to get a good 'macro' light for outdoors? A paper reflector maybe? Or must I avoid too sunny hours? Or under-expose -1IL?

Thanks for your hints,


A Belgian Nikonian in Japan