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Dec 12, 2006 07:38 |  #1

Hi all.

This is my very first photo post in the macro forum and my very first attempt at macro photos. I've always been interested in close-up and macros for some time now. Even before having a SLR.

I got my very first own macro lens this morning. A Sigma 105mm F/2.8 DG Macro. Just a little help too while I'm here posting. I thought with these macro lenses you could get close ups without actually being close kwim? I was quite close with this picture and any advice would be nice on getting the same effects without being near. I'd like to do bug ones and don't want to be on top of them, so to speak :lol:

Thanks for reading. C&C welcome. I need to learn.

EXIF:
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 20D
Image Date: 2006:12:12 12:04:44
Flash Used: Yes (Manual, red eye reduction mode)
Focal Length: 105.0mm
CCD Width: 5.13mm
Exposure Time: 0.020 s (1/50)
Aperture: f/11.0
ISO equiv: 400
White Balance: Auto
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual

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Bodies :: Canon 5D:D, Canon 20D + Canon Grip BG-E2
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Dec 12, 2006 07:48 |  #2

Welcome to the Macro forum Lisa. You will get lots of help from the people here. Good shot of the eye. I'm afraid that you generally have to get quite close when using a macro lens. Check out the Tips from Macro Pros thread at the top of this page. That's a real good place to start. Good luck and I look forward to seeing more of your macros.

Joe


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Dec 12, 2006 08:39 |  #3

Thanks for that Joe.

I'll definitely check out that thread

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Editing to add the image above was handheld too.

Bodies :: Canon 5D:D, Canon 20D + Canon Grip BG-E2
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Dec 12, 2006 08:55 |  #4

You are off to a good start- lovely sharp eye shot :)
Think the minimum focus distance of the 105mm is about 4.5" from the front of the lens.
Just takes a bit of getting used to.
Brian V.


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Dec 13, 2006 05:54 |  #5

LordV wrote in post #2388821external link
You are off to a good start- lovely sharp eye shot :)
Think the minimum focus distance of the 105mm is about 4.5" from the front of the lens.
Just takes a bit of getting used to.
Brian V.

Excellent. How do you get the wasp shots?

I'd be too scared to get that close :lol:


Bodies :: Canon 5D:D, Canon 20D + Canon Grip BG-E2
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Dec 14, 2006 17:03 as a reply to ::Lisa::'s post |  #6

how do you get wasp shots....

very carefully


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