Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Canon Macro Lens

I have had a macro lens for my Canon camera for several years now and after several failed attempts to use it, it has remained in the camera case. Such a shame since we are talking over £300 worth of lens!!!

Today has been tooooo hot to do much else but loiter around in the shade watching the bugs fly by. But as I'm not one for doing nothing, I thought I would dig out the lens and give it one more go!

Here are some of the better results.

 
I need to discover more about using a macro but I am pleased with these results and will experiment with some alternative settings. The lens will remain out of the bag for the time being and any advice from all you photographers out there would be appreciated.

Tomorrow it will be the telephoto as we are off the watch the Tour 100 as it passes through Lignieres-de-Touraine just south of Langeais.

6 comments:

Susan said...

Do pop in to the church at Lignieres to see the wall paintings while you are there. Your macro efforts look pretty good to me if you haven't used the lens much. The second photo is excellent.

GaynorB said...

I agree and look forward to seeing more shots with the macro lens.

I din't think Tim has a macro lens but he does have a 'perv' lens - or so Rhiannon calls it!!

What news of David and the alternative TdF?

ladyjustine said...

I think they're great. I'd love to have a macro lens. Oh the things I would do! You'll just have to do them for me and make the most of it.

Craig said...

Well done! Fabulous shots. Numbers 2 and 3 are especially good.

Tim said...

There is nothing wrong with these pix at all.... 3 & 4 are my favourites.
I have a telephoto lens with a macro capability... 1:2 though, not 1:1, but still very effective [in bright light]... it is always difficult at the macro end of things, you are dealing with very shallow depth of field... but, hey, film is free these days... take shots at different shutterspeedz, appappertures, filmspeederss, etc.
Play with the camera...
best advice I was given was...
set up a "still life" of finely detailed object, dead insect, whatever...
and write down what you did.
A lot of the latter is in the Exif info, nowadays, so it is a case of looking at what is the best combination...
for you...
on your computer.

Take a look at this pic by my brother...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickpix2008/9245032495/in/photostream/
... he was using his big telephoto...
which, to my knowledge doesn't have a macro focus... and there are a deal more that he has taken in recent days if you want to look.
Just keep shooting...
you've commented favourably on my shots before now...
what you don't see are the number of pix I take to get one shot these days...
often far more than a "roll of 36"...

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Thanks everyone I will be testing out suggestions to see if I can get better shots. As you say Tim film is free and I do take many shots in order to get a good one... All part of the fun!