macro

Borneo ’16 – Headlights, Backlights. (Macro Week #21 – Day 3)

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Waited for a car to drive past and light up these flowers.

Borneo ’16 – KK Bokeh. (Macro Week #21 – Day 2)

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Glass – 02. Miranda 35-135mm F3.5 | Sample 3

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Another example showing macro capability at wide focal lengths. You would be able to get a close up shot of the insect/subject as well as create an environment around it using a wider view of the background. This would work nicely in a field of poppies for example.

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Glass – 02. Miranda 35-135mm F3.5 | Sample 1

02. Miranda 35-135mm F3.5 IMG_0907

Since this lens has a significant crop factor (around 2x), the photos on the 35mm end work out as 60-70mm. While not being wide-angle macro, they’re different enough from the 100mm to be interesting to try.

The Miranda also has a slight circular distortion when shot against a bokeh background.

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Glass – 01. Canon 100mm F2.8 Macro | Sample 2

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An example of portraiture, albeit animal, using the 100mm lens. The low contrast gives a lot of scope when battling bright backgrounds and dark subjects. Here I managed to recover detail from the shadows as well as retain colour of the blurred garden through the window.

The very large F2.8 aperture also lets me have a strong separation of the subject and background even though they are close to one another – no more than 40cm.

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