Handheld Macro for XT-2

Started Nov 1, 2020 | Discussions thread
Rightsaidfred Senior Member • Posts: 1,263
A manual lens will not allow for AF bracketing

ragbasti wrote:

erikjanneman wrote:

Thanks! Photo's look great.

Did you also consider the Fuji 60mm Macro? And if so what was the reason for going with the Laowa?

1:2 wasn't good enough for me and AF is mostly useless at the macro range anyway.
When I was looking the Laowa just came out and received stellar reviews, also offering 2:1.

It was pretty much a no-brainer at that point. Especially at that form factor.

I agree that AF is not of much use with macro.

You should just be informed that without AF lens, you will not be able to to AF bracketing. See here: Fuji AF bracketing in macro photography - How useful is it? . You need to use a macro rail (which I do all the time - it works just great - see here) or to use MF (i.e., create a series of frames while changing the focus ring a tinly little bit from frame to frame - which I find nearly impossible).

But you were specifically asking for handheld macro, so, I think, focus stacking may not be your target anyway. For handheld macro, I recommend a flash and a self-made diffuser, but ragbasti already said that. Oh, that reminds me that I still wanted to post my diffuser setup...



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