Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Slow start to shooting macro files - 70-300mm VR/500D combo

I am starting to remember how tough it was to get good close-ups with my Canon PowerShot G6 and 250D close-up lens - I tried to get some decent files, today, with my new 500D lens, it's very challenging. Wind or no wind. Depth of field is sooooooooo thin, the AF is almost useless meaning I have to rely on my 45-year-old eyes to focus.

The len's VR system can help but, I have to admit a tripod would be the best tool I can use for this sort of work, even though it would be a PITA to drag around.

I'll continue to plug along. This one is kind of mysterious, it looks wide-open but was shot at about f/8 on the 70-300mm VR.

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