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Neat Macro Shots

Experimenting with a cheapie Macro lens adapter on a Digital Rebel and actually came up with a few neat shots.

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Rubber Pleco (who would have thought this fish was barely and inch and a half long?):


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Amazing detail, very nice shots.
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Love the angel. =)
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composition is a bit off, but great pics anyways
you'll get the hang of the lens sooner or later
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Yeah, it's probably generous to say the pictures were composed at all. It was more of an exercise in "Dang, look how cool these fish look when you're this close!"
I've got to get more depth of field, though. The angelfish's mouth is not in focus. I've basically got a 0.250" depth of field. I used F4, 1/200 with a flash so I could have easily dropped to 1/100 and a smaller aperture and still not had any camera shake (since these were handheld shots, can't follow these guys with a tripod).
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Yup, you're on the right track. You can drop shutter speed to 1/100 and shoot at f/5.6 instead of f/4. Also, is this at the camera's base ISO? You can crank up the ISO to gain more DOF (i.e. increase ISO and bump aperture at the same time).

If you ever get around to acquiring more accessories for the camera, look into a flash and a ST-E2 controller.

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Ack, I didn't realize I was still on ISO100. I was doing some outdoor photography. That would have helped!

I've deifnitely planning on my next camera purchase being a flash. That controller looks exactly like what I've been looking for, though. To be able to position the flash anywhere I want! Yikes, it's expensive, though! $200 at B&H. The wife could use it for portrait photography, though, so it would probably be a wise investment.
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Correct, the controller will allow you to trigger multiple flashes without any wires. Just need one of those and a flash unit and you can do portraits of your wife instead (flash first and then the controller).

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