Quiet Thursdays – The World Through a Macro Lens
The Tamron 90mm macro lens I borrowed from Maxwell International Australia is still with me, and I have been making the most of it while I have it. I’ve been out to quite a few places with it and I suspect it’s going to take me quite a while to show all the photos to you. This morning I took some photos with it in my garden, and then went for a walk in Banyule Flats with it.
I am finding it fine to hand hold, though I get quite a few shots that are out of focus, and I probably should use the tripod, and maybe if I owned a macro I would do that. I do like using it though, it is fantastic to see the world through it.
Most of the photos were taken in my garden except for about 4 images, so the first 4 are from my garden, the next 4 from Banyule Flats, and then the rest are from my garden. Being spring I actually have so many flowers in my garden right now. Lots of colour. We also must have had some rain, so there are droplets of water on the first few, which was nice.
I am enjoying using this macro, it is light, and not too cumbersome to carry around. The price tag is quite reasonable, it is $649 here, or around that, I think that is the recommended retail price in Australia. So half the cost of the Nikon 105mm Micro or macro lens. The only thing I have found so far is that I can’t get as close to things as I thought I would be able to. I thought I would be able to get like a centimetre close, but I have to be at least, or around, 10 centimetres away, that surprised me. I have never used the Nikon 105mm, so I have no idea if it is the same with that. Still a great option if you are looking for a macro lens. Still not something I can afford right now, but it has got me thinking.
I have the images I took today in a gallery for you. I hope you are having a peaceful day.