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Old 07-24-2014, 04:29 PM   #1
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trying out macro filters on my canon t3 (new pic 7-25)


finally ordered a set, trying to figure them out but totally in love!












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Old 07-25-2014, 02:52 PM   #2
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Very cool! I love taking macro shots.
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Old 07-25-2014, 06:36 PM   #3
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Focus! You can get shots like that without a macro filter. I don't think you're focusing on things closely enough.
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Old 07-25-2014, 06:55 PM   #4
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Focus! You can get shots like that without a macro filter. I don't think you're focusing on things closely enough.

without the macro filters, regular camara lenses wont focus very close up. I have the macro filters also and they are great!
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without the macro filters, regular camara lenses wont focus very close up. I have the macro filters also and they are great!
Right, just indicating that the focus in those shots doesn't look close at all. You should be getting exponentially better results than that with a macro filter. Here's a pic taken on a $150 point and shoot camera...With an eos + macro lens you should basically be able to see the algae inside the shrimps' digestive tract

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I have a T3 too. would you mind to tell me which one you get?
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:13 PM   #7
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Right, just indicating that the focus in those shots doesn't look close at all. You should be getting exponentially better results than that with a macro filter. Here's a pic taken on a $150 point and shoot camera...With an eos + macro lens you should basically be able to see the algae inside the shrimps' digestive tract

not close?! lol! i was an inch away from the little guys. only thing between us was the glass. but still. i'm learning focus. i haven't played with full manual since highschool. i forgot how to do it!

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I have a T3 too. would you mind to tell me which one you get?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/290636035756?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p398 4.m1497.l2649

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still figuring it out. but i've managed to get the iso right i think.
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Getting better. I meant to be encouraging, not discouraging, sorry if I sounded otherwise! Macro photography really is the most interesting sort to me.
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not close?! lol! i was an inch away from the little guys. .
That's the problem right there. I don't think the macro filter allows you to shoot that close. I don't see anything in focus. Try moving away more and then cropping.
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That's the problem right there. I don't think the macro filter allows you to shoot that close. I don't see anything in focus. Try moving away more and then cropping.
Depending on the lens and camera you can be that close or even closer. There's a pentax that has a minimum focus range of 0.
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Depending on the lens and camera you can be that close or even closer. There's a pentax that has a minimum focus range of 0.
Well we know she's not using a Pentax. I have a 60D so if she's using the t3 kit lens more than likely it's between 10"-12" I really doubt if a set of $14 filters is going to let her focus at 1", but I could be wrong.
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Well we know she's not using a Pentax. I have a 60D so if she's using the t3 kit lens more than likely it's between 10"-12" I really doubt if a set of $14 filters is going to let her focus at 1", but I could be wrong.
http://www.bythom.com/qadmacro.htm

Be aware of "working distance". Working distance is defined as the distance from the front of the lens to the subject. A broad generalization is that the more focal length in your macro lens, the larger the working distance. Thus, a 35mm macro lens will get 1:1 at very, very close distances to the subject, while a 200mm macro will be a much greater distance from the subject. Nikon has gotten coy lately and is no longer putting working distance on their primary lens product pages. Here they are for 1:1:
60mm: <2"
105mm: ~6"
200mm: ~10"

Just to clarify for us all.
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Yeah I get all that, so are you saying it's not the 1" in this particular situation?
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Yeah I get all that, so are you saying it's not the 1" in this particular situation?
Could be camera settings or user error. No, I'm not making any decisions or trying to argue, I was just clarifying for myself and others who might be interested. I didn't know those ratings about macro lenses and now I do, so I have a slightly better understanding.
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Could be camera settings or user error. No, I'm not making any decisions or trying to argue, I was just clarifying for myself and others who might be interested. I didn't know those ratings about macro lenses and now I do, so I have a slightly better understanding.
Yep, no worries just trying to help. You started making these references to Pentax about zero working distance, but in reality this is a canon rebel system so 1" to me seems very extreme. The OP can simply back away and see if the sharpness increases.
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