Dienstag, 24. Juli 2012

Macro on a budget

My 1st digital camera was a Minolta Dimage 7i - it was a great cam back in 2003... and I had lots of fun taking close-up shots like this one from a poppy:



But then I switched to a Canon DSLR and a 18-200lens and all of a sudden close-ups were part of the past...

So one day I asked myself: "What if you´re interested in macro photography, but can´t afford to buy a macro lens?"

Here´s the solution, that worked for me: the ancillary lens Marumi DHG Achromat Macro 200 (+5)

I had a lot of fun playing around with it...

...this white flower was really tiny - only about 1 or 1,5 cm in diameter...



... and there was a cat sleeping on a bench outside our appartment in Croatia every day (obviously she has no problem with her back!) ...


... she slept very deeply, so I could get these shots:




I took these free-handed - no tripod!

Another flower...


And THE classic - an eye-shot... hubby was in a very patient mood that day ;-)
(I had to increase ISO, because he was sitting in a shady place, so the pic is a bit grainy)



I love my ancillary lens - maybe this is an option for you, too?!


Live, Love, Travel


Have a nice day!


Kommentare:

  1. awesome macro shots!! Love that white and purple flower!

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  2. Beautiful! I'll have to look into the lens.

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  3. Love the photos! Especially the 3rd flower...I love purple!

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  4. Fantastic photography ~ of course I love the cat shots ~ being an animal lover ~~ namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

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  5. Beautiful Macros. Thanks so much for becoming a follower of Laurels Quill. Love to come see Austria some day!!! Have a great day!!

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  6. Hello Ulina,
    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my photography blog. I really enjoyed looking at your work and you have some amazing shots.
    Andrew

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  7. Wow Ulina, lovely pics! I especially love the white flower. Glad I came over for a visit.
    Luv, Babs xo

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  8. Wonderful advice and amazing photos.
    I'm passing this post information to my daughter-in-law!
    (I don't have a DSLR, but she does.)

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  9. Wow Ulina! Your photos are amazing! I have always loved photography but don't give it much time like I used to. But you have inspired me and i will try and put some of my photos on my blog too. I don't have a digi camera though, just use the one on my phone. I had 2 good cameras but they are the old fashioned kind that require a film and I will probably get laughed at if I was seen in public with one of those.
    Pearl x

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  10. Fantastic photo's. I love the close ups of the cat lol. Hugs lin

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  11. Amazing shots ... The pictures of your cat are stunning!

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