Macro Lens Canon

Macro Lens Canon

Digital Photography: Macro Lenses

A good photograph, either digital or conventional film, is based on a number of basic things – a body camera, a lens and you! All three of these things can be top quality or just normal average. Which do you prefer?

One of the things I have preached my photography students in recent years, especially the techno-files, yes, the camera body is important, and never more so than on this day chips and age of mega-megapixel CCD and many-but even more important that the body is the lens or lenses put in it.

I can not emphasize enough the importance of good lenses, eye and face, unfortunately, are just no substitute for good glass and good construction.

And when it comes to macro / Photo micro add another 20% for the crucial factor. Do yourself a favor if photography is your thing around, buy a brand name, 1:1 Macro. Both Canon and Nikon 1:1 macros included in their stalls, it is not cheap, but they are absolutely worth it.

The latest Nikon Micro 105 f2.8 AFS lens is a great example of this quality. It has a incredible depth of field * surface when working closely which adds an edge in the creative sense. It can transform the mundane shot, the reality in the midst of an emotional piece of art in an instant – Experience once, and I will come back for more, and if necessary, produces perfectly sharp images and precise way.

Macro lenses are expensive but the quality of the lenses speak for themselves and long-term investment is worthwhile, especially considering the huge gains in creativity and the pleasure of using a very precise tool.

Remember one thing though when you work closely, the shift that has the focus to out-of-focus is so fast All ventilation openings it is sometimes difficult to be sure that the focus or the subject is focusing on is enough to store the image together in creative ways. If in doubt, change your focal point in various positions on the subject and shoot 3, 4 or even a dozen shots.

One of the great things about this revolution shoot digital frames is that while a subject has no inherent cost. Experiment! Try different openings, the support (taking more than one shot at a time in exhibitions in order to obtain the best exposure) test with flash, without flash …

The list of possibilities is endless. Worth bizarre shooting in the beginning to find a look and feel that you like. Remember that in focus or out of focus, with the movement and out, all have merit. If you like crisp images clean, then I advise you to always use a tripod – the amount of camera shake you get is usually exaggerated the closer we get to the image. By Moreover, because the focus is so critical about a tripod is certainly very useful, also slows you down a bit, provides a period of reflection, a little time to reflect, weigh the options. Of course, this does not mean that the subject is necessarily going to remain motionless, but then you can have it all.

If you're like me, and likes to take lots of pictures of flowers that you know all about trying to maintain constant flowers on a windy day! I took pictures of past, the flower has almost completely to the left of the frame by the time I took the photo. Frustrating, yet still I found that sometimes the effect of a flower out of the frame is gorgeous … a little blurry, a bit strange but cool nonetheless. Serendipity at its best.

* For those of you who are new macro photography with a DSLR would be recalled that the opening of the lens is always set to its open position to facilitate easier approach and only closes the opening that you selected when the shot is taken – hence the difference, sometimes annoying see between the final image and the image you see, while the focus.

Copyright 2008 Patrick Heathcock

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Patrick Heathcock – sometime commercial photographer London, fulltime flower art photographer and web designer living in the southern semisphere, seeing the beauty. Co-founder of
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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 usm macro lens