First time Macro C&C please

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  1. Feezor

    Feezor TPF Noob!

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    Hey guys quick background I just started photography about 2 weeks ago and I have a Canon T1i that I am shooting with. Interested in Macro but have ALOT to learn. I had a friend that let me borrow their lens to try and here is what I came up with. These are with the Canon 100mm macro.


    These were all in "close-up" mode on my camera (I dont know what kind of settings to use so feel free to help me with that)

    Here is the first picture I took. I cant seem to get the whole flower in focus just parts of it. The center of the flower I could not get into focus in ANY photos.

    Shutter speed: 1/400
    Aperture: F5
    ISO: 100

    Out of camera:
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    Slight edit:
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    This one I think is better but still center s not in focus.

    Shutter speed: 1/250
    Aperture: 5.6
    ISO: 100


    Out of camera:
    [​IMG]

    Slight edit:
    [​IMG]


    Any help or input appreciated.
     
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    I like them but the last one is my favorite wou;d've been nice to be a little closer to the center to see more detail
     
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    Shutter speed: 1/400
    Aperture: F5
    ISO: 100

    An ideal set the aperture to 11 , and shutter down to what ever will give the correct light .
    Quote " . I cant seem to get the whole flower in focus just parts of it. The center of the flower I could not get into focus in ANY photos." un-quote.

    With a true macro lens the closer you get to a 1:1 ratio (life size) the less the focus area is ( shallow DOF ) depth of field.
    About the Not get into focus , You need to use MF manual focus to get what areas you want or set the camera to spot focus ( if it has that ).
     
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    Nice shots..

    btw, if u wanna put different objects in focus with a macro lens.. just take one step away from the object.. and adjust ur manual focus :)
     
  5. Feezor

    Feezor TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the help guys, when it gets light enough outside I am going to go practice more. I have been using manual focus. Auto focus seems a little touchy so I feel its quicker to just do it manually.
     
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    The diopter might be off on your camera too if you think your should be focused on something and its obviously not.
     

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