A friend stopped by the office the other day and we were talking about photo processing programs. We got onto Lightroom which I prefer and discussed a few issues he was having with it. Then somehow we got onto macro lenses.
I don't do a lot of macro photography. I'm more into landscape and wildlife.Maybe because I didn't feel the need for buying an expensive macro lens. I'm not sure.
Then he told me about the Canon 500D closeup lens. He got my attention and then loaned me his for the day. I took my test drive at the Russian Jack Springs Greenhouse. Yes, spring is here. But, we still have piles of snow and ice around yet. The temperatures at night still get below freezing, so no blooming flowers around town just yet.
Keeping the greenhouse at a constant 72° sure made it comfy for me. Not a lot of the flowers were in bloom, but for the ones that were, it was I was looking for.
I returned the lens the next day and then went to Stewart's and bought one for myself. For about $160 I couldn't go wrong and it easily fits into my camera bag. I took these photo's without a tripod and I think they turned out OK.
With spring in full swing, I'm sure I'll be doing a lot more macro photography this year.
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