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Plant and Bee 50mm SEL

Discussion in 'Nature' started by davect01, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    I was waiting for her to come out for a couple of pictures https://www.talkemount.com/threads/12836/#post-93504 and I wandered over to a little plant in our yard to take a couple of pictures.


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    A bee decided she wanted a picture as well.

    Clearly not the lens of choice for these kinds of shots, but after a bit of cropping, not bad at all.

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  2. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Great shots !
     
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  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Thanks.

    As mentioned, this is not the lens I would initially think of for these kinds of shots, but not too bad once you crop down a bit.
     
  4. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    nice shots! I'm considering buying some extension tubes to use with my SEL 50mm for macro work.
     
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  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Man, those are great!!! I really like #3 ;)
     
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  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    I've used extension tubes with the 50mm a few times with success.
    Ya, my favorite of the bunch.
     
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  7. Nexnut

    Nexnut TalkEmount Top Veteran

    I like them all, but #3 is my favorite too.
     
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  8. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    @davect01@davect01 - care to post any samples with the extension tubes?
     
  9. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Number 3 :bravo-009:
     
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  10. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    I'll have to go through them, to be honest it has been a while, I mostly use my actual Macro lens.
     
  11. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    It's been a while since I used the tubes, but here are a few that I have taken with the 50mm and extension tubes.

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