1st attempt at true macro

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by dshin525, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. dshin525

    dshin525 TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 4, 2013
    I really want to get into macro photography so I recently acquired a Minolta 50/3.5 macro. This is a tru macro, that goes to 1:1. The 1st time i tried using it, it was a nightmare...couldn't keep focus on anything! So i got a mini tripod and get up an area by a window for some good light and decided to use a couple of my watches as subjects. I really like how they turned out. Next time though, i'll be sure to wipe the faces clean!

    Macro by dcshin525, on Flickr

    Macro by dcshin525, on Flickr

    Macro by dcshin525, on Flickr

    Macro by dcshin525, on Flickr
  2. Nubster

    Nubster TalkEmount Veteran

    Jan 5, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Nice. I LOVE macro photography. My favorite thing to do with my camera for sure. Sadly, I don't have a nice-ass watch like that to shoot.
  3. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Ming Thein, watch out! (puns intended)
  4. dshin525

    dshin525 TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 4, 2013
    I may have to sell them to keep feeding my legacy lens addiction! I've acquired 15 since Jan, when I bought my Nex 5R!!
  5. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Lol, just saw this pictures on the DPreview forum. God, are there some ignorant guys over there ... :O

    Nice pictures anyways. :) 
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Looking good, well done
  7. 6so

    6so TalkEmount Regular

    Nov 18, 2012
    My macro days pretty much over as I'm totally lost interest with it at the moment.

    Do have a look at getting a focusing rail if you are really into macro still life as that help you to pinpoint accurate DOF and focus stacking. Also no harm in getting some cheap extension tube to increase magnification but trickier focussing.:eek: 
  8. dshin525

    dshin525 TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 4, 2013
    Will definitely look at going that route should I decide to get more serious about macro photos. I'm still a novice at best (not with just macro but photography in general) and have a ton to learn!
  9. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Nice work :thumbup:
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