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On Flowers, not very Original

Just sharing my excitement with a new toy, the 35mm macro lens.

Not bad for a 139.99 impulse purchase from Swindons Great Western Cameras; it was in the window display, how could I refuse?

(apologies to more seasoned macro shooters)





I think I'm going to have a lot of fun with this lens.

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Re: On Flowers, not very Original

Some very nice shots there Nick, and I'm sure you will have a lot of fun with the lens.
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Re: On Flowers, not very Original

Never mind the lens. What I want to know is how you got enough sunshine to tempt the insects out.
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Re: On Flowers, not very Original

Thank you Steve - now there is a whole different pictorial vocabulary to learn with this new lens.

Well Melaka - it was sunny 'ish' between the showers.

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Re: On Flowers, not very Original

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Just sharing my excitement with a new toy, the 35mm macro lens.



I think I'm going to have a lot of fun with this lens.

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I think so too.

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Re: On Flowers, not very Original

Very nice shots Nick I look forward to seeing more.
I am quite tempted to get it myself, despite having the 50mm. The greater magnification is tempting and the quality looks really good too (as you show).
All the best,
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Re: On Flowers, not very Original

Thank you Barr1e and Phil.

Just on one outing (and using hand held) I'm really pleased with the lens (and actually quite proud of the shots - especially the first one), but no doubt I'll do better - there seems to be a lot to learn about composition and control of DOF for this macro stuff.

Anyone wavering on whether to buy the 35mm macro - well it is a steal at the price especially before the last round of price rises make it through the system.

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Yes, it is a great lens, and if you shop around, (Ebay, Amazon) you can get it cheaper.
Mine was 116 incl. postage.
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Re: On Flowers, not very Original

They're good

About how close were you to the flowers?
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They're good

About how close were you to the flowers?
Thank you Ellie - very close, I didn't measure but probably less than a handspan in all images. First time I've seriously used liveview to aid composition.

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Thank you Ellie - very close, I didn't measure but probably less than a handspan in all images. First time I've seriously used liveview to aid composition.
Shows it works as it's meant to
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Re: On Flowers, not very Original

Very nice Nick. It's such a crisp lens.

I'm sure you'll love it. I really regret selling mine, although the Sigma 105mm I bought instead gets me a bit further away.
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