My First 1:1 Macros
My First 1:1 Macros
Apr 10, 2012
G'day, mates. Here are my first 1:1 macros. Comments and suggestions for improvement most welcome.
Pentax K7, Tamron 18-200mm @200mm, Raynox DCR-150.
Nice. Not as sharp as a really good mactro lens but when you don't have room for one in the bag it looks like a good substitute. Some people on this list have recommended the Raynox 250 for putting on the end of the 55-300 and have gotten good results also. What was your working distances from the lens by the way. It looks close enough that the jackjumper bull ant would attack the lens. I have seen tree nesting weaver ants in the Philippines that would follow your movements if you got within 2 feet of the tree they were in. Often hard to make them do normal activity for photos.
Looks like you're off to a good start
Mike from Canada
"I am not a great photographer! God is a great creator! All I do is capture His creation with the tools He has provided me."
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Hi Kent. I have tried using the Raynox 150 with my Tamron 70-300mm, but at 300mm focal length, good focus is almost impossible to achieve... very shallow depth of field. I am getting more keepers with my Tamron 18-200mm/Raynox 150 combo. With either lens, my working distance is 8", which I think is about twice that of a real macro lens. Thanks for your response.
Very good composition and nice subjects. But the thin DOF is a problem with those raynox lenses.
Working with my 250 I found it very much depends on the IQ of the lens you put it on. Got much better results when using it with the FA50 or a cheap but sharp Ozeck MF 135mm f2.8. And it is real fun with a 105mm 1:1 macro.
Thanks, Johan. What are the working distances with those different lenses? I have a Pentax A 50mm 1.7 but haven't tried it with Raynox yet. I did use it reversed once but focusing was difficult, and I was almost touching the subject. Cheers.
thanks for posting. Very nice for a cheap zoom + another cheap add-on lens
el baroda 2 wrote:
Thanks, Joe. I always shoot on manual mode when doing macro. I guess I need a lot more practice. These are my first decent shots out of many... LOL. Cheers.
Yes, it takes practice. Macro is not easy. Have fun with it, and show us your next round of photos.
Thanks for your encouraging comment. For most of the shots, I just used my in-built flash adjusting the output as needed. On some of the photos I used external flash mounted on a bracket. I think I prefer the on-board flash as it is more convenient to use. Best regards.