New Macro Lens

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  1. dab_20

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    My first shots with my new macro lens. Shot these with manual settings and manual focus. I really haven't gotten anything I really really like yet. I'm finding hard to get a nice sharp focus. Anyway, all C&C is appreciated. Anything at all... lemme have it. :D

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    Holy crap. Very nice. I think I have the Nikon version of that lens on my Amazon "wish list."
     
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    overall they arent bad but due to your aperture of f3.5 the depth of field is tiny. In macro photography especially in areas of 1:1 or greater your going to want an aperture of f8-f16 generally. It'll make focusing a little easier as there is more leeway for mistakes.
    #3 is my favorite though. Perfect focus and good detail :)
     
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    Thanks :) Lucky, I would recommend this lens. I think it is a very good quality lens for the low price.

    dmatsui, that's true. I probably should use a higher aperture while perfecting my focusing skills... although, I really like the look of a shallow DOF when doing macro photography.
     
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    NIce shots!

    when you are shooting at 1:1 you need a smaller aperature, as your DOF is very thin at f3.5. Even shooting at f13 you can't always get an entire bug in focus due to shallow DOF.
     

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