First shot with 35 Macro Limited


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Photo taken handheld, and is one of the first with this wonderful lens!
13/04/2012 - 20:12Vuillaume
CategoryFlowers & plants
Shutter Speed1/180
Aperturef/6.7
LensN/A
ISO140
Focal Length35mm
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autumnlight

Link Posted 13/04/2012 - 23:47

Vuillaume

Link Posted 14/04/2012 - 07:49
Thanks Maria, Could You please comment on the sharpness of the photo! I seem to be struggling with sharpness, and had also a comment on another forum regarding that issue!
Thanks...
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John

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davidstorm

Link Posted 14/04/2012 - 17:56
It looks OK in the sharpness department to me, maybe not razor-sharp, but no issues.

If you tend to struggle with sharpness have you tried using a decent monopod or tripod for more of your shots? The only variable would then be focussing skill and not camera movement.

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sandinista

Link Posted 14/04/2012 - 18:32
It doesn't look sharp to me, no part of the flower is in sharp focus. As David suggests try a monopod or tripod and manual focus on the centre of the flower, you could also experiment with different Apertures to allow more or less of the flower to be in focus. Don't get me wrong though it is a good effort for handheld
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Last Edited by sandinista on 14/04/2012 - 18:33

Vuillaume

Link Posted 14/04/2012 - 18:41
Hi David, sandinista

thanks for answering. You are absolutely right, just took the new lens for a quick tour forgetting that you always have to know your gear. I will bring the tripod tomorrow and practice.

Best regards John
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John

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Last Edited by Vuillaume on 14/04/2012 - 18:46

szgabor

Link Posted 18/04/2012 - 05:54
I have a different opinion. The monopod/tripod isn't the best to take macro shots. I saw that you used 1/180 sec shutter speed. Because of it I think your problem isn't a move-in situation. It rather seems to out-of-focus effect for me. You can use slower shutter speed and narrower aperture. You can go down safely to 1/45 with this lens. The DOF range havily depends on the subject distance and you should use narrower aperture for the macro shots.
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Vuillaume

Link Posted 18/04/2012 - 13:43
Thanks a lot for the advice, Gabor. You certainly are an expert - I'm very impressed with your macro shots.
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John

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szgabor

Link Posted 19/04/2012 - 05:33
No, I'm not yet, but you are a kind mate. Thanks a lot for your opinion regarding my shots.
I'm looking forward with interest for your newer macro shots.
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Gábor
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