Canon 500D filter is here! FZ200 test shots with my toad Gwen...

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Canon 500D filter is here! FZ200 test shots with my toad Gwen...
9 months ago

First, thanks to everyone for helping me make the decision to get the 58mm Canon 500D a few days ago. The filter, 55-58 step-up ring, and LA7 tube all went together easily. I'm finding the focal range of this setup to be 13 to 19 inches.

Once I put it together, I grabbed my toad Gwen out of her spacious terrarium for a few test shots. I didn't include anything for reference size, but she is a young toad slightly over 2 inches long. You might think she is 4+ inches long from the first photo, but that is not the case. No flash was used in these photos, just window light.

Here we go:

In the last shot, you can see me looking very bored in the reflection. I'll have to strike a pose next time...I didn't know that I would show up.

I'm pleased with this combination. I mean, for a $400 camera with a small sensor and a +2 filter, I don't know that you could expect much better than this. I'm sure that a DSLR with a dedicated macro lens would do better, but would probably cost at least 4 times as much. I appreciate bang-for-the-buck, and this camera and filter seem to deliver a lot of it.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 +3 more
Canon EOS 500D (EOS Rebel T1i / EOS Kiss X3) Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
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