Joined: 26 Mar 2018
|Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:39 pm Post subject: Green as green gets from the UK
New to photography and newer still to macro. They're both things I've wanted to try for years and when I got a DSLR I was a bit put off macro at first because of the lens prices; I wanted to fill out my kit bag a bit more so far as capability goes, and that meant several lenses for the price of a single macro lens. Well, chance would have it that a colleague's wife is a professional photographer and was selling a Canon 100mm macro for less than half retail price, so I bought it.
It has, thus far, been a real struggle to get to grips with it. For those in the UK that have letterboxes on our doors for mail, you'll understand what I mean when I describe my experience as a letterbox of focus. It's really difficult getting more of the subject in detail. I'm truly perplexed as to how some folks get a whole bee or something that size in focus, let alone down to the size of an ant with good detail.
I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but I feel a million miles away from being able to get the types of images I envisioned and, worst of all, have seen taken with the same lens by others.
The camera I have is the Canon 750D or, for North Americans and perhaps elsewhere, the Rebel T6i. The macro lens is the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM.
Beyond the doom and gloom... I love music and despite my age, I'm an old soul. Love my jazz, swing, blues, classical, opera etc, but really have a varied music taste. BIG sports fan, though oddly I only really follow American sports; LOVE football(especially college), baseball and basketball. I've had to limit myself to football and baseball though because there aren't enough hours in the day.
Work wise I work in a hospital Monday-Friday. I found myself desperate for the weekend to arrive and then ending up wasting it or feeling like I hadn't accomplished anything with the time I had, so I got myself the camera to help get me out more and give me something to focus on(which it most certainly has, while my wallet cries itself to sleep in the corner).