Macro photography is a hobby that I have been wanting to learn for a while now.
I don’t know what it is, but I love seeing the close up pictures showing the detail in a bugs eye, water droplet or a flower. I think I like seeing the beauty of little things that can’t otherwise be seen so easily.
I have been saving for a Macro Lens, but the one I want is pretty expensive. To bide my time, I just ordered a set of extension tubes and they came in yesterday! I played around with them for a bit, but it will take a little getting used to.
With the extension tubes on, your lens loses it’s autofocus ability, so that will take some time to learn. Here is a picture of my son’s bearded dragon, Spike with and without the extension tubes to give you a bit of the difference they can make. (you can right click and view image to see it bigger)
This image is with a Tamron 70-300 tele-macro lens only. Not a true macro lens, but it’s the closest I have to one.
This image is using the same Tamron lens, but with a $10 Extension Tube Set from Amazon.com. Not too bad!
Here are a couple more pictures I took while playing around outside.
I’m thinking it the extension tubes are pretty cool, but I will eventually want to get the super macro lens that I have my eye on. What can I say, I like little things.
I do have a blog where I like to post the pictures I’ve taken. It’s not professional at all, it’s just a hobby that I enjoy. You can check it out if you like at mommystudio.com.