Fun with a macro lens

Fun with a macro lens

I love taking macro photographs.  My old Panasonic takes very good macro pics, but I have advanced two cameras since then, my current camera being Canon EOS 600D.  Taking piccies with the macro setting hasn’t worked for me.  Hubby bought a Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 a number of years ago which I’ve tried to use … unsuccessfully.

I took it out yet again the other day to try.  I don’t like giving up !!!!    Jeanette came to fetch the boys while I was struggling to get the focus right and … yay !  for a daughter who knows cameras, lenses and photography 🙂    I now know how the whole darn thing works.  Only problem I have to keep soooo steady!!  I’m used to a stabilizer on the lens, which this Sigma doesn’t have, and every minute shake ends up with blurred subjects.   Having carpal tunnel syndrome doesn’t help either !!!!   Some days are good, some are not so good.   Sometimes I feel the click button, sometimes are can’t.   Then it’s guess work .. finger muscles push forefinger down and hope for the best it presses down !!!!   Not the best thing to keep a camera steady when trying to capture small details.    And no .. I am not having the op !!!

Anyway … nothing is going to stop me trying to get macro pics right.  So here are some .. not perfect yet, (not as clear as I would have liked) but I’ll get there ..

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James’ duck and mouse, washed and hanging on wash-line 🙂 …  (tried to focus on mouse’s whiskers to no avail)

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I could not get these right .. focusing on sprouting hyacinths.  This was the only one that was clearer than the rest  (must admit I should have changed the ISO setting as it was darkish 😉 )


In comparison, I switched to my normal Canon lens (18-200mm)

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I will persevere 🙂

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