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Robert Watcher

Well-known member
I haven’t used the macro lens (35mm Olympus) that I got when I was home In Canada a few months ago. Haven’t found bugs or a way to get them still at 1/2 inch from the lens, and I’m realizing that it is hard and takes a lot of patience and controlled environments.

I grabbed a camera with the macro lens just now, and started with one of Anne’s hibiscus flowers for an artsy shot. Even after breaking the flower off and bringing it into the house, somehow there was a breeze that kept moving it in and out of focus after mounting on my light stand. Impossible to do handholding the flower and moving the lens in and out.

I noticed a couple of Anne’s itsy bitsy trinkets from Guatemala, smaller than her thumbnail - and I clamped them into the light stand. I don’t think this type of photography is something that will keep me interested though.






Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief

A macro photographer might also give up after one attempt at a wedding or working through the throngs in a market and thinking (s)he cant control the composition, LOL!

You are forgetting that all photography is harder than own a lens!

The small things are great for getting out of your comfort zone.