Close-focus experiments

Finally I took some time to try macro shots using my 70-200mm lens and the  remote control! (see links at the end of this post)

Macrophotography means close-up photography, used to capture very small subjects so you must be asking yourself what’s the relation with a 70-200mm lens (mostly used for portraits and in sports).
Well, in fact this particular lens has what is called close-focus capability (not truly macro) which means that I can be at 1 meter from my subject and focus on it at 200mm focal length!

Here are some of my experiments:

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Aperture: f/5.6 – ISO: 200
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Aperture: f/11 – ISO: 200
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Aperture: f/2.8 – ISO: 200

Tips:

  • Use a tripod to have your camera still;
  • Use a remote control to prevent any camera movement;
  • Choose a location with lot of light;
  • Set your camera to manual focus.
Aperture: f/16 – ISO: 200

6 thoughts on “Close-focus experiments”

  1. Cool shots! Love the papa smurf hehe. For my macro shots I use my 50mm f 1.8 lens with a reversing ring. The lens mounts backwards, then I put an adapter ring on it with a UV filter so the exposed part of the lens is protected. You have to adjust aperture by hand, and have to focus by moving the camera forwards and backwards, but it’s a really inexpensive macro alternative. I paid about $25 for both of the adapter rings.

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I read about adapter rings once, but it was something different (that you put between the camera and the lens).

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    1. Comprei os meus no Colorado (USA), supostamente são DreamCatcher, sabes? Por isso quando os uso estou protegida lol

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