Macro from a trip to the Crimea

This time on a hike I took two lenses, one of them was Vega-11U. When hiking with backpacks, I always recommend taking a minimal amount of photo equipment.

Macro. Leaf.

Macro. Leaf.

All photos in this gallery were taken on a Soviet lens Vega-11U and the simplest camera Nikon D40. All photos in this gallery without serious processing: automatic contrast and brightness levels, reduced size, data from EXIF, without cropping.

Converted Vega-11U lens

Converted Vega-11U lens

I redesigned the Vega-11U lens so that it can be used on any Nikon digital camera without an adapter, for this I just attached the KP-A \ N shank to the lens. Vega-11U has a M39 landing thread, the shank is simply glued to the back of the lens body with superglue. For a small price you can get a good macro.

Macro. The flow of water.

Macro. The flow of water.

When used on Nikon D40 it was possible to shoot only in the manual control mode of the M camera. For automatic operation with manual optics, you need to use dandelion lushnikova.

Macro. Bug.

Macro. Bug.

You can read how to use non-autofocus optics in the section on Soviet lenses. Actually, see for yourself what happened when using the old Vega-11U lens.

Macro. The color of the apple tree.

Macro. The color of the apple tree.

Macro. Caterpillar.

Macro. Caterpillar.

Macro. Leaf

Macro. Leaf

Macro. Moss. Crimea.

Macro. Moss. Crimea.

Macro photo. A bunch of caterpillar.

Macro photo. A bunch of caterpillar.

Macro photo. A lot of caterpillars.

Macro photo. A lot of caterpillars.

Macro photo. Caterpillars.

Macro photo. Caterpillars.

Crimean spider. Macro.

Crimean spider. Macro.

Another spider. Macro.

Another spider. Macro.

Dream Grass. Macro.

Dream Grass. Macro.

On stones in the mountains this is growing. Macro.

On stones in the mountains this is growing. Macro.

Moss on the stones in the Crimea. Macro.

Moss on the stones in the Crimea. Macro.

Flower and grass.

Flower and grass.

Pebbles. Macro.

Pebbles. Macro.

Macro. Flower.

Macro. Flower.

Macro. Shot on Vega-11U

Macro. Shot on Vega-11U

Macro. Shot on Vega-11U

Macro. Shot on Vega-11U

Leaves. Macro. Shot on Vega-11U

Leaves. Macro. Shot on Vega-11U

Macro photos. Shot on Vega-11U

Macro photo. Shot on Vega-11U

Macro on Vega-11U

Macro on Vega-11U

Apple tree blossoms

Apple tree blossoms

Macro. Bokeh

Macro. Bokeh

Small flowers.

Small flowers.

Macro. Bells

Macro. Bells

Macro on Vegu-11

Macro on Vegu-11

Flower. View from above.

Flower. View from above.

Closeup

Closeup

Closeup on Vega-11U

Closeup on Vega-11U

Bump.

Bump.

Flower. Macro. Filmed on Vega-11U and Nikon D40

Flower. Macro. Filmed on Vega-11U and Nikon D40

If you are interested in macro photography, then see how you can get a good macro for little money:

Thank you for attention. Arkady Shapoval.

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Comments: 24, on the topic: Macro from a trip to the Crimea

  • The

    Yes, the pictures are impressive !!!

    Such quality and for such a price - SUPER! :)

  • Dmitriy

    Cool. Now I know what to do with my Vega-11U :) well done, Arkady!

    The photo from Soviet lenses always lacks contrast. And so nice photos

  • Slam

    Arkady, and what was the second lens with you on the campaign?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Tamron 17-50mm 2.8

  • Oleg

    yes ... the pictures are great,
    it will be necessary to test your tamron in _field_ conditions

  • Slam

    Arkady, how do you pack a camera with lenses on a camping trip? Are you simply wrapping something up? Indeed, in a backpack, it’s important that you don’t put every place and cases there?)

    • Arkady Shapoval

      All the time the wardrobe trunk (photo bag) is dressed in my shoulder, under the backpack. The camera is constantly on the neck, otherwise 90% of the frames go away. I try to take a light camera on a camping trip, this time the D40, and a light lens. 4 days with a camera on my neck does not cause any difficulty. My colleagues and I pack the rest of the photo equipment into warm clothes in a backpack. My colleague took a campaign and a flash and a reflector and a million batteries. As we complete the photos from photo shoots in the Crimea, I will add photos from the backstage.

  • Slam

    Super. I know what 15 and more kilograms are behind. Even just a hike makes you feel difficulties, and even if it is a two-piece for example ..) It is not easy, you respect!

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Yes, 15kg behind you greatly reduces maneuverability with the camera. As soon as I finish the photo from photo shoots in the mountains, I will share the link.

  • Sash___OK

    Miracles of flora and fauna in the studio!

  • Dmitriy

    OFFERING ………… ..

  • VALENTIN

    Vega is Vega. By the way, in addition to the excellent quality of the optics proper, it has impeccable blackening inside the frame. Therefore, the remark made above about the insufficient contrast of Soviet optics does not apply to it. I'm glad, Ark, that you have found a worthy application for her. The macras are amazing!

  • Nastya

    Ah, what a beauty!
    Caterpillars)))
    And especially like the flowers)

  • Anna

    Impressed by a photo of water. The stopped flow of time, the moment here and now. You can meditate on this photo =)))

  • Katherine

    And I liked the dandelions, great!

  • Timur

    http://allnokia.ru/news/107201/

    I recommend to see a wonderful device for shooting insects

  • anonym

    haymakers are not spiders but ticks, albeit relatives

  • anonym

    Haymakers are certainly not spiders, but not ticks either, but a separate, peculiar detachment of arachnids. Yes, and mosses in the photographs, I did not notice a single one, only lichens. I think that besides the knowledge of photography (which the author has at his best), a brand photographer must also have at least a general idea of ​​the objects of wildlife that he actually takes off. Regarding the photos themselves, I note that they are an impressive demonstration of the ingenuity of a Russian / Ukrainian person, would the bourgeois have thought of attaching a lens from a photo enlarger to the camera? But almost everywhere there is a sorely lack of depth of field, staking is asking for.

  • Dmitriy

    I wanted to seriously deal with the arrangement of 11U, but after reviewing all possible work I changed my mind - even a macro from him is not interesting. In general, for digital cameras - a toy

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