Topic: Schneider HM 40: Red Velvet Mite

These mites are seen occasionally on plants or on concrete, brick, etc. in sunshine. They are red/orange. Being very active, it is usually difficult to get good images.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trombidium_holosericeum

I had two separate encounters this month, with one on a twig and with another on a leaf. These two were a little less active than some and I even managed a crosseye stereo.

EM-1, Reversed Scneider HM40 with Kiron x1.5 TC, f16, twin TTL flash, hand-held.

Harold

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Last edited by e6filmuser (2016-09-24 07:01:42)

Re: Schneider HM 40: Red Velvet Mite

Well done Harold... I've tried for years to get a clean shot at one of these... needless to say I failed... what size were these?

Re: Schneider HM 40: Red Velvet Mite

JimH wrote:

Well done Harold... I've tried for years to get a clean shot at one of these... needless to say I failed... what size were these?

Thanks, Jim

I'm still not totally happy with these. They really eat up the DOF.

They were something like 4-5mm. I have been hesitant (recall blank) about which lens I used. I think at least some of the ones selected for processing were with the Schneider HM 40 setup, FOV 6mm. The other data is OK. Maybe the thread should be moved?

Harold

Re: Schneider HM 40: Red Velvet Mite

e6filmuser wrote:
JimH wrote:

Well done Harold... I've tried for years to get a clean shot at one of these... needless to say I failed... what size were these?

Thanks, Jim

I'm still not totally happy with these. They really eat up the DOF.

They were something like 4-5mm. I have been hesitant (recall blank) about which lens I used. I think at least some of the ones selected for processing were with the Schneider HM 40 setup, FOV 6mm. The other data is OK. Maybe the thread should be moved?

Harold

lol The way these little blighters erratically move around you've done exceedingly well to get them as sharp as they are!

Re: Schneider HM 40: Red Velvet Mite

JimH wrote:

lol The way these little blighters erratically move around you've done exceedingly well to get them as sharp as they are!

Thanks, Jim.

They may have been rather elderly, needing more rests. big_smile

I have edited the title and lens details, as I am now sure this was the HM 40.

Harold