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stevednp3
10th July 2010, 04:30 PM
Hi Everyone

I have never tried out the macro capabilities of my 70-300mm so I thought I'd have a quick play and see how close I could get, have to say I was quite impressed :cool:

These was taken handheld and im sure if a tripod was used you could get some fantastic results.

Has anyone else taken macro shots with this lens ?

*chr

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/SD103749.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/25498)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/SD103763.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/25499)

E-3
10th July 2010, 04:35 PM
Both very good pictures Steve, are they cropped at all? :)

stevednp3
10th July 2010, 04:46 PM
Thanks James, they are cropped, very minor only a few mm each side *chr

E-3
10th July 2010, 04:50 PM
You have obviously learned to tame that lens, as I know people have very mixed results with the 70-300mm :)

Wee man
10th July 2010, 05:01 PM
No. 1 for me flowers come out at you.

stevednp3
10th July 2010, 06:33 PM
Cheers both, I found this easier to steady the lens cause I was kneeling :D. It's a cracking lens just needs lots of light to get the best results *chr

OlyPaul
10th July 2010, 06:52 PM
Hi Everyone



Has anyone else taken macro shots with this lens ?

*chr



Hi Steve, nice pics.

I use it all the while for close-ups, you can get even closer in manual focus, up to 1:2.:)

A few with the 70-300mm, both handheld and no cropping.

http://olypaul.smugmug.com/Nature/Insects/Commer/860408054_caJWu-L.jpg

http://olypaul.smugmug.com/Nature/Flowers/Three-Of-Hearts/855658707_cuoxi-L-1.jpg

stevednp3
10th July 2010, 11:01 PM
Cheers Paul, thanks for posting your pics great to see what it can do in good hands ;) I'll have to give manual focus a try and see if I can perfect the macro end *chr

gregles
10th July 2010, 11:25 PM
This was taken with the 70-300 too Steve. I also used the fl50 which is great for this lens given the working distance.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/scorpion_fly_0814_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/24499)

Cheers

Greg

stevednp3
11th July 2010, 11:05 AM
Another great example, thanks Greg

Zuiko
11th July 2010, 10:51 PM
Must use mine more for macro. :)

stevednp3
11th July 2010, 11:09 PM
I can't wait to give it another go and will be the thing I do on my next photo oppurtunity. I will be giving manual focus a try for sure.

Greg did you use manual focus on your above shot ?

gregles
11th July 2010, 11:38 PM
I am pretty sure it was a manual focus shot Steve. Yep :)

jalanb
12th July 2010, 08:59 AM
This was taken with the 70-300 too Steve. I also used the fl50 which is great for this lens given the working distance.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/scorpion_fly_0814_small.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/24499)

Cheers

Greg

Flash - is that why other pics look better than my efforts (see Bees Nest thread)?

Would an FL36R be just as good or is the extra power of an FL50R worth paying for?

Alan

stevednp3
12th July 2010, 09:00 AM
Great cheers Greg, I thought you might have as that is closer than what I was getting in auto focus, cool cant wait to try it out :D *chr

stevednp3
12th July 2010, 06:48 PM
I had a further try today with using manual focus and getting upto 1:2, took a few shots here, nothing exciting, all I could find in my garden was a dead moth today not a bee or wasp in sight, but at least I know what to do now, thanks for the 1:2 tip Paul and all the further photos everyone *chr

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/SD123858.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/25515)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/SD123896.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/25517)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/SD123877.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/25516)