I have owned a macro lens for the past 6 months, but actually have not had the opportunity to really test it out apart from a couple of “regular” shoots… The image stabilization and the sharpness of the lens works not only for macro photography..
Finally, today, I took out the camera and did a little bit of bug (fly) hunting and I think that the results are quite impressive!
A couple of findings so far:
- There is never enough light with macro photography. Even during a bright day with a lot of sunlight a flashlight comes pretty handy, because you have to use small aperture for a greater DOF.
- Manual focusing works better then AF. The best way how to get a good picture with the maximum magnification is to manually set the lens to max. and then adjust the camera position.
- The small creatures are quite spooky, so first of all, you need find a good spot where they are likely to appear and stay for a while, which allows you to get in the position and get the shot.