Happy Friday to you all! More importantly, Happy Macro Friday! I've been
Guess what I got for Christmas?? A macro lens for my camera!!! I'm so excited and I've never been more in love with macro photography since I got this lens! It's a Raynox DCR250 lens and it clips to the end of my camera barrel. It's one of the few lenses you can attach to my camera (Canon SX20 IS) because it's light weight enough not to ruin it.
(Source for this picture here. I obviously couldn't take a picture of my own camera. I have an SX20 and this is an SX10 but it's virtually the same camera)
Here's my official Macro Friday photo:
Confused as to what it is? Its a burning candle wick. See the flame around the wick? I would have never been able to get this shot without my new lens!
Now, let's really show what this lens can do! Keep in mind these things when looking at my photos though:
1) All of these are SOOC (straight out of the camera). I did not edit any of them.
2) I did NOT use a tripod so the photos are not as clear as they could be. I got a little camera shake because my camera was hand-held.
3) I'm still very much getting used to this lens. It's kinda touchy!
This is the photo that really made me realize how great this lens is. On the left is my camera on macro setting without the lens. It simply looks like a patch of carpet. On the right is my new lens. You can see individual carpet fibers! How cool is that?!
On the left, camera without the lens, on the right, my new lens. Notice on the left, in order to get that close I got a shadow from my camera. With my new lens, closer and no shadow!
Two more cool examples:
Last, but not least, remember this Macro Friday post? Check it out with my new lens!
Now that's what I call macro!