Just got an extension tube in the mail to attach to my Nikkor 105mm Macro lens... anyone have any suggestions or tips for using this?
Tags: close, extension, macro, tube, up
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actually, I've never heard of that. It sounds pretty interesting though. I'll go try that out, thanks.
Well, I found with macros we often put up the highest f number for greater depth of field, but when I compared shots, I could see the diffraction causing slight blurriness in the image. One fun thing to try is say, to stay on something like f8-f11 and take several photos, like 10 or more, focusing on different areas, then trying some free 'focus stacking' software. I've tried it and it works pretty darn good. The outcome is a better depth of field in focus. You probably know about this stuff, but just in case I thought I'd mention it. Good luck!
the problem with doing that is such a small amount of the target is in focus
I'm not sure abt the f32...bec macro shld be in the biggest aperture or smaller numbers...
as of yet, there are no pictures of insects. Still playing around with it to get used to shooting in f32 for a higher DOF. The problem with that is the image in the viewfinder is really dark unless you have direct light going into the lens, and this makes it hard to focus the camera. I'm going to start using a flash, but what I really need is a light that is already shining on the target so that I can actually see it in the viewfinder.
well....if with really good lighting..then holding will work...but with bees and moving creatures... it's really chance of a lifetime shots...do you use flash for this?.... and I congratulate you for your patience :D keep up the good works. Are there shots in your gallery using all 3 layers?
its a manual focus extender. I wanted to get as close as possible to my subjects so I was using all of the rings. Problem with using a tripod is that when you get it adjusted correctly, the lizard or bee or dragon fly is already long gone. I've gotten better at holding it REALLY steady while taking the pictures though, so some of the pictures have come out pretty cool.
is this an autofocus extender? if not you really need a tripod...get really close to your subject and manually get the right focus before you shoot. try using 1 layer first, or 2 of the shortest layers... I'm not really sure if you still need extenders for your 105mm... for me it works with shorter lenses.
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