What went wrong with these images?

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BBbuilder467 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,529
Re: What went wrong with these images?

Evil Nemesis wrote:

thanks, Sir thats what I thought, how can I go f22 without using extra lights even in sunshine and how can I get less dof? as the light meter was telling me to open up aperture to 2.0.

heres the video of same:


Mark Scott Abeln wrote:

F/2 is probably way too wide open for macro photography (I usually use something like f/22) and it does appear that the depth of field is extremely narrow.

However, there is something else going on. It looks like the lens might be fogged, like condensation, which usually happens when going from a cold place to a warm, humid place. Or it could even be condensation on the sensor.

Seeing the video, it seems like you're missing the focus by drifting in and out with the narrow dof. It's hard to see with f/1.8. A macro lens would be f/2.8, making it more visible when focusing. The odds are, you just missed the focus in the still shot.

for hand-held macro at narrow apertures, you practically have to use flash. You might get by with some type of diffuser with your pop-up flash to get an idea of how it works. The flash will help to avoid camera shake and motion blur. Then You can concentrate on focus.

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