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Posted by on Mar 30, 2013 in Information, Photography | 15 comments

YongNuo RF-603 Nikon with EM-5

YongNuo RF-603 Nikon with EM-5

For people with YongNuo RF-603 Nikon version and wish to use it with their Olympus EM-5, you just need to do some modification to the trigger so it’ll work with your EM-5 or any other M43 cameras.

If you’ve been searching around the web, you’ve probably found that people modified the Canon version of RF-603 from DPReview Forum and Better Family Photos. Someone in the forum commented that he used conductive aluminium tape for the Nikon version and it worked. So now I’m sharing how I modified my Nikon version RF-603.

You will need:

  • Philips screwdriver (+)
  • Conductive aluminium tape

I will just skip to the part where I show you which 2 contacts to tape over.

rf-603-mod-to-work-with-my-em5

  1. Tape across the 2 contacts as shown in the photo.
  2. I took out the pin that’s furthest inside since it’s no longer needed.
  3. I have to leave the spring in for the RF-603 to work with my EM5.
  4. Trigger activated by my EM5.

**Note: When mount on the EM-5, I have to pull it out a little for the RF-603 to work.

**The pin that’s furthest inside:
rf-603-mod-to-work-with-my-em5-pin

Original articles modifying the YongNuo RF-603 Canon version:
DPReview Forum
Better Family Photos

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Posted by on Dec 4, 2010 in Information, MyPhotos, Photography | 0 comments

Macro Photography on a Budget

Macro Photography on a Budget

Macro photography is fun, but the price of the lens are very expensive.
In this post, I’m gonna share with you how to shoot macro photography, without spending hundred or thousand of dollars for a lens, instead, we’re just gonna spend a few dollars on a reverse ring.

There’s 2 types of reverse ring. One is lens to body, the other is lens to lens. I’m using the lens to body reverse lens.

Reverse ring on Canon 400D

Know your lens’ diameter, and get the right ring size for it. I bought the 52mm diameter ring to use with my 50mm f/1.8 and 38-76mm f/4.5-5.6 lens. It’s better to use some old lens or cheaper lens because the other side of the lens will be exposed to dust and stuffs, and you don’t have a filter for that. (Or you can DIY your own filter for the reverse side of the lens… Hmm… I might try that.)

Search on eBay for reverse ring.

Here are some shots I took using the reverse ring, with my 38-76mm lens and Canon 400D.
Macro 1

It’s best to shoot in bright daylight. Sometimes if it’s too dark, I use my camera’s built-in flash to light up the subject.

Macro 2

When using the reverse ring, it’s hard to focus on the subject. Sometimes I have to use a tripod to avoid camera shake.

Macro 3

Macro 4

Macro 5

Macro 6

Macro 7

Macro 8

View larger images and other photos shot using reverse ring on Facebook or Flickr.

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Posted by on Jul 12, 2010 in MyPhotos | 3 comments

Photo shoot at Lake Gardens

Photo shoot at Lake Gardens

I borrowed a prime lens, 50mm f1.8, and I test it at orchid and hibiscus garden and the butterfly park at Lake Gardens. All shots were taken with that lens and my Canon 400D.

Shooting butterflies was not easy. Can’t get too close to them, and I have to snap fast. I’m glad that there’s enough sunlight throughout the day.

Oh, and at the orchid and hibiscus garden, I was afraid of bees or wasp that might sting me.

Click on images for larger view.
Orchid 4
Butterfly 6
Yellow Flower 2
Butterfly 5
Flowers
Butterfly 4
Orchid 3
Butterfly 3
Butterfly 2
Yellow Flower
Orchid 2
Black Blue Butterfly
Red Dragonfly
Orchid
Water Lily

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