Monday, August 24, 2009
Struggling with macro work
I am still not 100% convinced the close-up lenses are the way to go when attached to a quality zoom; in theory, they can work extremely well and I have had good results, but it's very sporadic. The Canon 250D and 500D are the best on the market, I've had both, but I still linger about getting a dedicated macro lens.
I still cannot tell which of my two telephoto zooms is best for doing this kind of work; today, I was using the AF-S 70-300mm VR.
Compounding the frustration is the always-present wind and/or poor lighting. When I had a 1:1 macro lens years ago for film use, I seemed to get a higher percentage of keepers and that was in the days of being ruthless with editing my slides.
The current season is almost over, autumn awaits, and I'll keep trying.