Macro Photography without a Macro Lens

I’ve always been interesting in macro photography. I have to admit that this type of photography always catches my eye.  Check out Matt Swann’s most recent post here on WordPress and hopefully you’ll see what I mean.  The only problem is that I’ve never owned a good macro lens.  I have some great lenses, but non of them allow me to focus that close as well as have the correct amount of zoom.  So, being the engineer that I am, I improvise.  You’d probably get a kick out of my set up.  I have a Canon 100-400 zoom lens that can focus as close as 1.6 meters.  So I put my subject on the ground, or on a table, and set my tripod up as high has I can.  Then, while standing on a chair, I set up my shot, and capture my image. 

I need a macro lens!
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An Easter Lilly focusing on the anther.

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~ by cruxphoto on May 2, 2007.

3 Responses to “Macro Photography without a Macro Lens”

  1. Hey, that’s pretty good! There are always reversing rings and extension tubes and in-front-of-the-lens diopters… but they won’t get you the kind of quality as a good macro lens.

  2. Hi, that´s nice pic 🙂

  3. Thanks for the compliments!

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