Birds in Flight, A6000, Wetlands...AF-C (55-210, DH1758)

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zackiedawg
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Close-focus bugs, flowers, lizards examples...
In reply to Doug Aiien, 8 months ago

Doug Aiien wrote:

Because I take pictures of butterflies and birds, I need fairly close-in focusing for butterflies, but 6-7' would work OK. Lots of "macro" insect photos are done with telephotos as you know.

Indeed - I've shot a few such subjects, and it works very well...here are a few examples of close focus, small subjects like butterflies and the like, from my NEX-5N - many of these were back when I first started shooting with the 55-210, and the DH, and wanted to test close focus subjects:

I went ahead and backordered the A6000 (plus the E 55-210) and the DH1748 from a different company that told me on the telephone that they are in stock. Do I need an adapter to use the DH1748 with the A6000 and E 55-210?

Indeed - you need to buy a step-up ring.  You can find them everywhere - Amazon, B&H, Ebay, etc - you need a 49mm to 58mm step up ring.  (The 49mm is the lens' filter thread size and the 58mm is the DH's thread size).

Be aware on that company you bought the DH1758 from - if they at any point call you to say it's out of stock but they'll send you another unit that's just as good - get your money back and run!  There were a few companies pulling that bait-and-switch routine months ago when there was a popular run on DH1758 adapters...usually the unit they ended up sending was a cheap Chinese knock-off with the quality of a Coke-bottle bottom!

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