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Current EQ:
Canon 700D
EF 100 Macro F2.8L IS USM
X2 extender
25mm tube

EFS 55-250 IS

Past EQ:
Canon 600D
Canon 70D
EFS 18-55 IS II kit lens
EFS 60mm F2.8 Macro USM
Velbon Tripod, Manfrotto MM394 monopod
Panasonic FZ30 Bridge Camera
Raynox DCR-250
Various filters
EF 28-105 F3.5-4.5 USM Japan "Macro" version + EW-63II Hood
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10 Jun 2012 9:06PM   Views : 6106 Unique : 295

After spending yet another day to prevent snails getting at my chilli`s, mesh, perlite, "roofs" (yes an ongoing problem which I am having to engineer out) I had to get out for a walk.

Not much to take pics of but noticed a multitude of bees around a bushy plant. I sat down for at least an hour, learning how to use AI Servo, could I take a bee in flight? yes, was it in focus?, no. I admire those peeps that capture insects etc in motion. Although a lot of luck is involved I think stopping down to maybe F8 or F10 could be the way to go where you have more of an area in focus? (I use central AF point not all the sensors)
I never had this problem with my Pannie FZ30, the way the camera worked with the small sensor I suppose. That doesn`t mean I could take things in motion with that either but there was more of the scene IN focus rather than this DSLR malarky.
Big learning curve with this DSLR world and cannot wait for my Canon 60mm macro lens to turn up, 210 from 1 careful owner off ebay. She seems nice, the lens seems very nice. Retails about 360 and I like macro.
Funnily enough although I have only had my 600D for about 6 weeks I haven`t jumped on the "nifty fifty" next lens bandwagon.
Why? I do not take portraits, I do not take snapshots at night and I haven`t really found a prime style of photography.
But I bought a 60mm prime? Yes because I love macro and really excited about the 1:1 ratio! I may take the odd wild shot just to see what the lens does but this purchase is purely to see into the mind of an insect.
Imagine if it was reading your mind?.....

P.s Wish I never sold the Raynox 250 with my Fx30 camera. If you see my "Red Hot" pic with a bridge camera FZ30, I wonder what could be achieved with a DSLR. What a great snap on bit of kit, I know I will have to get another.

Oh and after today`s effort, I have won an award! Totally made up Smile

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