Macro shots taken with the EF18-55mm lens?

Started Jan 13, 2005 | Discussions thread
John A Richmond Regular Member • Posts: 199
Re: Macro shots taken with the EF18-55mm lens?

As others have said, it's a close up rather than macro lens. It's not as sharp as a macro lens would be, nor can it focus as closely. Having said that, it seems to do a pretty reasonable job for close ups.

Here's a Camellia I shot in my garden today:

and here's a 100% crop of the central boss of stamens.

The original was shot at ISO 200 in shade, 1/30sec at f8 and is uncropped. Parameter 2 and USM in Photoshop of 300, 0.6, 2. Apart from resizing I used no other post processing on the original JPEG.

Hope this helps

John Richmond

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