60mm Macro

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Dan Crawford, 4 Dec 2009.

  1. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    I've been after a macro lens for a while now, i really wanted the 100mm but couldn't really justify the cost but then a brand new 60mm popped up on ebay for only £220 so i snapped it up.
    I've not had much chance to play with it but here are the first few shots i've taken with it...
    Lemon Tetra...
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    Lion Fish...
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    A little noisy...
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    Overall, after some very limited use, i'm really happy with it and can't grumble at that price :)
     
  2. Steve Smith

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    Great shots Dan :) Love the first shot mate!
     
  3. AdAndrews

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    The last one, its awesome!
     
  4. samc

    samc Member

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    cool shots dan! :D

    i like the third one
     
  5. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    looks pretty good to me Dan.

    in the third pic, did you add the corner shading?
     
  6. Dan Crawford

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    Cheers folks!
    cheers mate, yeah I added it, just the raw editor in Photoshop. It was your 60mm that got looking, I swiftly stopped looking at L series once I saw how much it cost :lol:
     
  7. Mark Evans

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    tis rather pricey, :shh: wifey don't know.

    like i sayed, great pics mate. i notice your doing the 'white' background thing. i want to start going back to that sometime....much more natural
     
  8. john starkey

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    Hi Dan,
    i wondered when we would see some pics with your new lens,i love the first one of the lion fish,great focus on the head,and great boketh in the background,
    were these hand held or did you use a tripod ?if they are hand held you have done really well :thumbup:
    regrards john.
     
  9. Dan Crawford

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    Cheers John.
    Handheld pal :D
    Cheers mate, i've always liked the style of it.
     
  10. George Farmer

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    Nice one mate. Looks like you're getting to grips with the lens already.

    The Lemon tetras look cool. Off-topic a little, but how are they in the tank? Shoal well, out and about much?
     
  11. Lozbug

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    Very nice Dan, all come out well, really like the tetra ones, but favour the lion fish (partly cos' i love them!)
     
  12. Dan Crawford

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    Cheers Lauren!
    Cheers mate. The tetras are great pal, they don't shoal like Harlequins for instance but they are very active and don't hide, i'll try a full tank shot soon and see if i can get them shoaling well.
     
  13. Graeme Edwards

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    You cant deny the contrast and beauty of marine fish.

    Love the first pic of the Lion fish. Nice capture mate.
     

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