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  • Great introduction to Macrophotography

    posted by horhay on 10/11/2008
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:

    1. Cheap

    2. Did I mention cheap?

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

    Cons:

    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)

    OtherThoughts:

    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.

    Bottomline:

    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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