James, over at Newton Area Photo
hosts a fun meme called Weekend Reflections.
Grab a camera and play along.
And even if you donâ€™t join the fun,
be sure to check out Jamesâ€™ dazzling photos.
I bought a macro lens and couldn’t figure out how to focus the darn thing.Â Since it wasn’t the brand recommended by my camera manufacturer, I thought that must be the problem.Â I ordered the correct lens — lenses actually, I got a set of four different magnifications — and went outside to experiment.
This is what I discovered — there was nothing wrong with the original lens that couldn’t be accounted for by operator error.Â Â And I really need my tripod for this stuff because I am really not steady enough for this kind of detail work.Â Â The clarity in the second water drop is better than the clarity of the first, but neither of them are what I’d like them to be.Â Â The first one I shot hand-held.Â The second one I shot with the camera braced against my knee.Â I even held my breath.Â Not good enough — yet.
I just ordered a remote shutter release. My next purchase will be one of those small bendable tripods (my large tripod won’t get me close enough to the ground).Â Anybody have any experience with those?
If you want to see more of my shots in this series, come on back Tuesday when I participate in Thom’s, Muffed Target Photo Meme.