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Friday, December 5, 2008

My New Toy

I recently purchased the lens I've been dreaming of, Canon's legendary macro lens - MPE65mm f2.8 1-5x. Ever since I started shooting macro, I've been inspired by the shots taken with the MPE65. This lens is capable of shooting up to 5:1 lifesize, which means, it's magnification power is 5x more than the other 1:1 macro lenses in the market. A 'must have' lens, at least for me..

Handling the lens is not as easy as it looks. It's a manual focus lens, so you need to practice to get higher percentage of success rate. The DOF is very thin, and at 4:1 and 5:1, there's an earthquake on your viewfinder even with the slightest vibration.

I pair this lens with my macro ring flash, the MR-14ex. Due to work commitments, I've only managed to take this lens for a walk only twice. At the moment, I'm only concentrating on getting the lighting and settings up to the level i wanted it to be. Composition of subject can come in later ;)

Here are some shots taken with this lens. I know I'm gonna love this lens... just like my other lenses :P



7 comments:

Enche' Adykasyah said...

Uuuh.. menarik shot tu.. How much ha for the new toy?

Weh, selamat hari raya!

Amino said...

3+k. ;)
Selamat hari raya :D

libpuritan said...

on your photos, one word: wow.

Amino said...

Thanks for the compliments, Steph. :)

The Journey.. said...

superb shot!!! how i wish i could have the patient on shooting those insects yg tak reti nak dok diam ittew. hahaah..

selamat hari raya!

Nicholas Leong said...

Ahh the poison. Poison!

*runs away*

Amino said...

Thanks Qmie. Haha.. two tricks to make them stay.

1. Spray mist over them.
2. Bait them with "air gula", especially those flies.

Nick.. you know u want it... come come.. calculate the system transition quick :P