Santa was really good to me this year!
Since I’ve started using it, I’ve been having so much fun getting up close and personal with the knick-knacks in my house.
Like anything though, there’s a bit of a learning curve involved.
I’ve discovered that I have to take my aperture down a few stops because getting up so close means that the shallow depth-of-field in which I normally shoot is even shallower.
And a smaller aperture means a slower shutter speed. And I usually try to keep my shutter speed at least 1/100 to offset any camera shake to get a good sharp image.
Even still, I’m loving the new challenge and it’s adding a whole new range of things that I can photograph.
And that makes this momma very happy.
My favorite lens!!! Oh, I’m so happy for you!!
Ohhhhhhh, fun! I’m loving your Flickr macro shots. Wheeeeee. You were good. Santa knows that.
Carrie bump says
Santa was smart to give you one!!! You always take the best pics!!
Cathy H. says
So excited for you! That last image is perfect! Beautiful focus!!
kim at picking poppies says
Yes, completely different learning curve. I’ve found that each of my lenses is like one of my children, and I have to learn to relate to them on their level, find what makes them tick so to speak. I got a wide angle lens for Christmas and the unique thing about it is that it’s the best of both worlds for me. I can get close, really close to my subject but still have it in context of the sense of place. But yeah, a learning curve! You will love having a macro, and one of these days I want to upgrade my 40mm and add a 100mm.