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Posted By: csa, 02-03-2015, 10:50 AM

I've seen such fantastic macros here, with most of the subject in focus. I'm having a problem with getting focus properly. I tried a few manual focus that didn't turn out at all, very blury. This was with auto focus, but again some of the moss is blury.

Yep, I know, practice makes perfect; but thought I might pickup some pointers from the macro pros here!

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02-04-2015, 03:01 PM   #16
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If your going to photograph stationary objects/subjects , then the tripod will be your best friend ...
If you want to go down the road of hand held , then you will want a flash to go with that ... ( set up )


Im just about to start part two of my macro guide ( few distractions going on ATM - like my mother in hospital ) , which will deal with light / flash for macro .


You want to FLASH for 3 reasons :
Lower ISO
Smaller aperture
Faster Shutter speed ..

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Yes, I plan on using a tripod when possible. Today was very chilly out, so I went out quickly just to see what a different aperture would result in. As I mentioned, I do have a ring light coming, also.

I look forward to Part 2 of your very informative macro guide!

I hope your mother is doing better, also.
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QuoteOriginally posted by csa Quote
Yes, I plan on using a tripod when possible. Today was very chilly out, so I went out quickly just to see what a different aperture would result in. As I mentioned, I do have a ring light coming, also.

I look forward to Part 2 of your very informative macro guide!

I hope your mother is doing better, also.

Thank you , yes she is back home now ... and looks to be 90% or better , so hopefully a very short recovery after her surgery ..
And hope to start part two very shortly ..

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Very glad to hear she's home & doing better. One always recuperates better in their own home, among their familiar surroundings, rather than a hospital.
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Very glad to hear she's home & doing better. One always recuperates better in their own home, among their familiar surroundings, rather than a hospital.

Yes , she was getting quite fed up with being in hospital ( all of 3 days ) ...
One day for the surgery and two days for recovery ... ( She has comfortably planted herself in front of the TV and looks very content )
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