Macro question....

Started Jan 16, 2013 | Questions thread
mbernard Senior Member • Posts: 1,092
Re: Macro question....

vishal540 wrote:

Hi bgD300,

I am uploading an image of a spider in original JPEG file without crop.. Let me tell you that the image uploaded is the closest my lens let me do in manual mode... Image was taken at ISO 100, Aperture 3.8, shutter speed 200sec. and using external flash..........I just wanna know how other people fill the entire frame.. Do I have to use extension tube, bellows etc..???


You were too far away from the spider. To get 1:1 size of the subject with the 60/2.8 G, you need to be as close as ca 5 cm from the subject, measuring from the lens edge. If the subject is still too small you can use extension tubes but this is not very practical with this lens. For shooting insects, spiders etc., a longer macro lens (at least 100 mm) is greatly preferred.

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