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Apr 19, 2011 08:54 |  #1

I did this shot with 100mm macro lens f2.8. When I tried to get closer to water drops I just could not get MF to work for me. I don't know if it's the lens or am I doing something wrong? Any feedback/advice would be appreciated.


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Apr 19, 2011 09:04 |  #2

This seems a little oof. I hate to ask but were you using a tripod? I can't really be much help. Sorry.


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Apr 19, 2011 09:13 |  #3

Yep, I was using a tripod with AV. Is it a no no?


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Apr 19, 2011 09:30 |  #4

Is this a crop? The resolution doesnt look very high.


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Apr 19, 2011 10:27 |  #5

When you say AV... do you mean IS (Image Stabilization)? If yes, then you should turn that off on a tripod.

i've read that it overcompensates when there is no vibrations and then your pics get blurry


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Apr 19, 2011 10:43 |  #6

mrbubbles wrote in post #12252217 (external link)
Is this a crop? The resolution doesnt look very high.

Yeah had to resize for forum's upload. Image was too large so I decided to cut out lots of green


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Apr 19, 2011 10:47 |  #7

polynet wrote in post #12252536 (external link)
When you say AV... do you mean IS (Image Stabilization)? If yes, then you should turn that off on a tripod.

i've read that it overcompensates when there is no vibrations and then your pics get blurry

I've used on camera mode AV (Apperture Value) to shoot. My lens does not have Image Stabilization. I've used a tripod to place the camera and did the shooting.


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Apr 19, 2011 10:49 |  #8

OP, post up the EXIF data and we might be able to help you a little more




  
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Apr 19, 2011 11:21 |  #9
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Would try moving back usually for a focus, or you were set on auto focus, sometime I forget to change it back after use. Can you get a good focus on other things? Check your lens to see how close you are capable of shooting.


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Apr 19, 2011 12:28 |  #10

too much empty space in the bottom third.


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Apr 19, 2011 15:02 |  #11

here's the original. I could not come to droplets any closer the lens won't focus if I'd literally put my lens on top of droplets. Had to stay back a bit. Maybe I should've used an estension tube? Any thoughts?


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Apr 19, 2011 16:57 |  #12

polynet wrote in post #12252536 (external link)
When you say AV... do you mean IS (Image Stabilization)? If yes, then you should turn that off on a tripod.

i've read that it overcompensates when there is no vibrations and then your pics get blurry

Av is "aperture priority" mode...the camera will set the corresponding shutter speed to match up with whatever aperture value is chosen. Has nothing to do with image stabilization (IS).

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here's the original. I could not come to droplets any closer the lens won't focus if I'd literally put my lens on top of droplets. Had to stay back a bit. Maybe I should've used an estension tube? Any thoughts?

If you want to get inside your camera's minimum focusing distance, one or more extension tubes will be necessary.


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Apr 19, 2011 17:02 |  #13

Part of it appears to be in focus, more towards the back. at 2.8 your depth of field is the width of a hair on macro.

Use your tripod and set your f stop at 14 and try again. Make sure you are choosing your focus point, don't let your camera do it.


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May 20, 2011 14:26 |  #14
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cant believe no one pointed out that she is too close.

your lens tells you the minimum distance you need to be in feet and meters. also read your manual or download it online. you'll learn a lot reading it believe it or not.


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May 20, 2011 15:04 as a reply to  @ stayhumble's post |  #15

I think stayhumble has hit the nail on the head. All lenses have minimum focusing distances. The Canon EF 100mm f2.8 has a minimum focus distance of 1.0ft so if you try to move the camera closer it's not possible to focus on the subject. It's a limitation of the lens physics.




  
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