Aged resistor macro

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Aged resistor macro

From the MAKE: Flickr pool

Flickr member bengt-re serves up this dusty electronics eye candy of a 47Ω resistor in the wild. I sure enjoy me some good ciricuit board macro and this shot has some sweet detail including specs on it’s creation –

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: 0.5 sec (1/2)
Aperture: f/13
Focal Length: 70 mm
ISO Speed: 320
Exposure Bias: -1/3 EV

Resistors on Flickr

10 thoughts on “Aged resistor macro

  1. The Oracle says:

    I’m curious what sort of macro lens was used and if there was much cropping.

    For the screen resolution it’s easy for the Canon 40D to get a shot like this from 20 feet away. But if it’s uncropped, it is a much more impressive feat.

  2. Andrew says:

    Not really all that impressive. Looks like he’s using a Sigma 70mm f2.8 EX DG macro lens, so this must be 1x magnification or less (unless he’s using extender tubes). My Canon MP-E 65mm could just about fill the frame with that crack on the right side if I cranked it all the way up to 5x magnification.. not that doing so would be any better of a picture, necessarily.
    Some of my macros here:

  3. Stephen says:

    Photos are lovely, and without pics it didn’t happen, but really I’d quite like to see a line or two about what the resistor is -in-. It’s clearly attached to something and it’s been there for a while. This would be more interesting to me than a “this is a resistor” photo.

    I know what a resistor is and I don’t think it can be that unusual knowledge for this site.

  4. Collin Cunningham says:

    @Stephen – This is a pic submitted to our flickr pool and I enjoyed it – thought others might as well.
    You can likely find more info by commenting on the flickr page.

  5. anachrocomputer says:

    If you like resistors, I have a photo on Flickr that shows some very old carbon composition resistors that are marked with the pink band that denotes “high stability”:

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