A few days ago I mentioned one of my two Christmas presents was a macro lens.
Yes, I am pretty excited about the possibilities. So I tried it out. I took photos of the same bead. First, the old zoom lens (28-135mm). It was zoomed in all the way with the lens as close as possible to the bead. This photo has not been altered in any way except to resize it.
Clearly I need to have the interior of the camera cleaned (I had no idea it was so filthy!)
This was taken with the macro lens, same lighting conditions, as close to the bead as I could get.
Wow! I am totally excited about this. I was cropping my photos so much that it was destroying the integrity and crispness of the shot. There is a learning curve with this new lens because the settings I’m used to using in certain lighting conditions are not working the same way.
Now I just need to have my camera cleaned and I will be happy to photograph the backlog of work.