Macro question....

Started Jan 16, 2013 | Questions thread
bgD300 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,552
Re: Macro question....

It's hard to tell without knowing the size of the spider.  One way to see how close you can get is to set the lens to minimum focus distance in manual mode and then move in and out over a newspaper.  You will be able to tell how close you can get when you see the type come in to focus.

Another thing to do is to continually work on technique until you get the image really, really sharp.  This will then allow you to crop your image to create an apparent increase in magnification.

A bee at less than 1:1

The same Bee butt from the picture above.  Inverted.

This was taken with the 105mm but, my 60mm is equally sharp.

I always use at least a monopod when shooting macros to minimize camera movement.  I sometimes need to use a clamp to minimize subject movement.

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