I am amazed by these photos, I applaud you all. I have tried getting some bug close ups and have failed. Can some of you post your typical setup? Maybe have someone take a pic of you taking a pic.:)
I have a Nikon D90 w/ the kit 18-105 and the 55/f1.8. Is there a "must have" macro lens?
In case linking to a search page didn't work here's a link to a specific photo from his setup http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/1946845928/
My setups a lot simpler, I have bad technique and less gear. I handhold an "off camera" flash under the camera lens barrel and use the camera on board flash which of course shoot above the lens barrel. I then follow the bugs around by hand and hope.
My shots improved 10,000% when I bought a devoted macro lens. In my case the tammie 90mm which is a good budget macro lens.
been to long since i posted in here...
this one is just with an sb400 and 105VR
and this one is with an sb600 off camera and a tamron 90mm f2.8
Rooz - amazing stuff!!
What can I say?
BTW - 105VR or Tamron 90mm (or Sigma 105) ??
I will sometime buy a macro lens - the Nikon is a touch pricey though...
I have been thinking about the Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX and then later on get the SB-800 or 900. I have a SB-50 DX, but do not like using it.
Chasing butterflies with my 16-85 instead of the Tammie.
A lesson in not leaving mots of your gear home on the desk.:)