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  • Great introduction to Macrophotography

    posted by horhay on 10/11/2008

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month


    1. Cheap

    2. Did I mention cheap?

    3. Easy to use (simply put your Camera in Aperture-Priority [Av] mode)


    1. Feels cheap too.

    2. No electrical contacts (though there's more than one work-around)

    3. Requires a LOT of light (but that's the price you pay for macrophotography)


    Because this has no electrical contacts, it is not able to adjust the aperture on the lens while taking photos.

    This is a drawback because if you are shooting wide open, you have EXTREMELY shallow depth of field (compounded by the extreme close-up) where it will be difficult to get more than a thin sliver in focus.

    I figured out that I could drop in a cardboard circle with a hole in the middle of it (and I may make several of these with different sized holes for flexibility's sake) so that I won't have to adjust the aperture using the Depth of Field preview method.


    This is a great, inexpensive way to be introduced to Macrophotography. It opens a world where there are miniscule details you wouldn't have noticed at any other time.

    Happy shooting!

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