From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Close up / macro photography
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 10:20
Peter Fowler said recently:
"I want to buy a macro lens for my new Canon EOS 1100D. It may be
only entry level but OMG, there are loads of variables. I cannot
really afford a Canon macro 1:1, lens. Tamron have quite a good name
and they have a 90mm ,1:1 macro/portrait lens, at about £320. As I
take mainly pictures of plants/flowers, a fairly good macro lens is
needed, but I am on a budget."
I receive the Photography Tips free email newsletters from
which make interesting reading, and a recent edition mentions a new
eBook, Up Close: A Guide to Macro & Close Up Photography. It costs
around £3 from http://craftandvision.com/books/up-close/ and I have
just downloaded it. It's well worth the money in my opinion,
especially with regard to ideas on equipment. My favourite so far is
a relatively inexpensive solution of reverse-mounting one lens in
front of another, something I had never heard of − but if you already
own suitable lenses you only need to buy the adapter. Haven't read it
all yet but it's got to be worth a look for orchid photographers.
Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.