Lensbaby macro shots?

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  1. LensbabiesSam

    LensbabiesSam TPF Sponsor

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    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone had tried the Lensbaby macro kits. I had some nice shots from last summer, when the bugs were about up at my parent's cabin in North Carolina.

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    Please let me know what you think. . . .

    Sam
     
  2. Karalee

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    Thats neat! I got the macro set a while back but have just started to play with it. Its hard to keep from shaking when your using both of the filters at once :lol:
     
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    Hi Karalee,

    It is tricky. I try to make a tripod out of my elbows to hold the camera steady. It does help to shoot at f/5.6 or f/8.0 if you have the light, as the greater depth of focus helps a lot, cause at the brightest apertures DOF can be razor thin. I think I shot that ant at f/2.8 or f/4.0. It helped that there were a lot of ants and I did not have to try to chase one around. . . .Best to start practicing on subject matter that is not moving. And also, make sure your diopter is set exactly right as even being off a little bit can throw the lb macro shots off.

    Cool shot on your blog front page right now:)

    Sam
     
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    I got the macro kit along with my lensbaby when I received it as a christmas gift ;)

    It looks very nice, although I have yet to put it to much use. I'm still getting the hang of the lensbaby itself ;)
     
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    Hi Unimaxium,

    You might try shooting with the f/5.6 aperture disk to start. The greater depth of focus and larger sweet spot do make it easier than f/2.0 or f/2.8. Also, make sure your diopter is set just right. Finally, I think shooting with the middle two fingers of both hands evenly spaced on the focusing collar gives more control. Enjoy the learning process!

    Sincerely,

    Sam
     
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    another good idea if you are shooting wide open is to bracket for focus. I have also found that the LB with both macro filters on seems to have a native focus so all I do is swing my body forward and backwards to focus.
     

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