Bullets! Costs $149 new as I write this. Sharp. Small and light. Flexible focal length. Not the fastest focuser… but neither has any other macro I have used been. Acceptably quick. Unlike any other macro I have used autofocus is actually useful. 2.5x. (Woot!)
There is little greater joy for me than to: Save money. Love a good deal. Breathe new life in to old gear. Not the first time I found an affordable macro option. See my frankenmacro blog entry for Sony full frame. I really like macro lenses, but at times they are difficult lenses to justify. … Continue reading New Lens to Me: Zag instead of zig. An affordable vintage Takumar 50mm f/4 macro.
Having copped an over-performing, bargain plastic fantastic and completed the business of assembling my frugal lens trinity it was now time to play. And for me that means a macro lens. Macro lenses are great because no matter the weather, the temperature, or any other extraneous conditional variables it is easy to amuse ones self. … Continue reading Pentax 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro Lens w/ gallery…
Minolta MD 50mm f/1.7 (Free as a gift) + Vivitar MD 2x macro converter ($19 from B&H Photo Video) + MD to E Mount Adapter ($14 from Amazon) = $34 Sony A7 Frankenmacro Frankenmacro, an A7, a flash w/ diffuser and these are the first test shots. I previously owned an MFT Olympus macro lens, … Continue reading Introducing Frankenmacro (Tale of a $34 A7 macro contraption.)
Samsung NX30 and NX300 w/ 60mm f2.8 Macro Lens
Playing around with a new on flash softbox I picked up for $7 from Amazon and found that in addition to portraits it works quite well with macro shots as well. An all in one solution allowing me to use my flash on camera while tilting the front panel down so I no longer have … Continue reading Gallery: Macro Coins (On flash softbox is quite handy)
The Samsung NX 60mm Macro lens is a good all around lens as well, but here I am posting it’s definite strength as an excellent macro lens.
Normally when you want a wide lens, you shop for, compare, choose and buy a wide lens. In photography, it behooves one to slow down a bit and consider all things. What things? Glad you asked.