View Full Version : Another Makeshift Macro

07-30-2012, 10:10 PM
I know I keep saying it but thanks again, Jude, for getting me started on these... I've always wanted to do macro but never had the extra coin to spend on the lens. You opened up a whole new world to me with my nifty-fifty.


07-31-2012, 08:32 AM
These are cool Iggy and I used to do this as well...until it caused me to go bald - lol.
I recommend putting away 50. a month for 10 months to get this lens Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Autofocus Lens 4657A006 B&H Photo (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/194451-GREY/Canon_4657A006_100mm_f_2_8_USM_Macro.html)

or start your Christmas wish list hinting now...

(I have not done an in depth review of this lens but the BH peeps think it's good)

07-31-2012, 10:31 AM
Thanks for the recommendation, Marko. :)

08-01-2012, 03:28 AM
Nice one Iggy... The 100mm on my wish list too.

08-01-2012, 07:49 AM
Thanks, Richard.

08-02-2012, 08:45 PM
Another cool shot Iggy, and remember, the Nifty-fifty makes an excellent macro with cheap extension tubes also.

08-03-2012, 10:57 PM
Love the macros you do.

08-04-2012, 09:49 PM
GREAT Macro Iggy
Amazing detail

08-06-2012, 07:08 PM
Thanks, HBG. Procrastination is my enemy! :)

Thank you, AcadieLibre. Cheers!

Thanks, FredS.

08-06-2012, 11:00 PM
Nicely done, love the detail in the wings.
I have the lens that Marko posted the link to and I highly recommend it. Super sharp and quick focusing. And then taking it one step further as HBG suggested for the nifty fifty, attach extension tubes to the 100 and it opens up another whole new world of super macro.

08-07-2012, 09:53 PM
Nicely done Iggy. You are getting really good with that reverse nifty fifty. Can't wait to see what you do when you finally get that 100 macro.
p.s. Not by experience, but I hear that lens works real well as a portrait lens as well.

08-10-2012, 11:43 AM
Thanks, Geepaa and asnow. Cheers! :)