Photo-A-Day #2165

During the month of March I’ve been playing with my gadgets for my camera. Well, I guess I got really into it because I made a purchase this month (actually 3 purchases using my gift card from Christmas).

The first purchase that arrived was a set of macro lenses. I picked up a Digital Concepts 1 2 4 10 Close-Up Macro Filter Set with Pouch (58mm). This was a great buy especially because I love macro shots. I played around with the lenses on my Sigma 28-70mm lens.

First I took a shot without using any filters.

I first tried the +1 filter and took a shot at 70mm.

I then added the +2 filter to the +1 filter and again shot at 70mm.

I added the +4 filter to to the +2 and +1 filters. I shot again at 70mm.

For the last shot I put all the filters together +1, +2, +4 and then +10. I shot again at 70mm.

With each new filter I could move the camera closer and get an even better more detailed shot. I love how this worked. I’ll be using these often and they come in a great case. I tried to remember which photo was shot using which filter, over and over. I’ll try and be more detailed with how I shoot another time.

What is Drew Shooting with?
Model: NIKON D80
ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/30 sec
Aperture: 5.6
Focal Length: 70mm
Flash Used: No

This is my own personal DSLR camera that I bought half of. My mother-In-Law bought the other half as an investment of great photos of her grandchildren. With over 26,000 photos of Eva and counting, I’d say she got great ROI on the investment. The opinions about them are 100% mine.

How Does Drew Protect His Photos?
Model: GoFlex™ Ultra-portable Drive
Interface USB 2.0 or 3.0
Capacity: 320GB – 1.5TB
Automatic Backup Software:PC & Mac:
Weight (typical): 150g (.33 lb)
Software: Pre–loaded backup software with encryption

Disclosure: I received a number of Seagate devices including the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1 TB USB 2.0 Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive, GoFlex Home, GoFlex TV and GoFlex Net. I’ll be talking about these devices in the coming months. The opinions about the devices are 100% mine.

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10 Responses to “All that Glitters”

  1. Keri M. says:

    Drew — this is really cool… That’s a great tool when you can’t afford a macro lens! I’m going to mark this on my mental checklist for when I purchase my DSLR… Thanks for sharing!

  2. Deborah says:

    I wish I could afford that camera right now. But I just can’t swing it yet. Nice filter shots.

    • Drew says:

      Deborah,

      For any camera there are attachments and filters. Even if you have a point and shoot I bet there are filters or something to help with Macro shots.

  3. Tanya says:

    I love the lighting on the beads, It really makes them shine. Great photo. Thanks for sharing.
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  4. Mike says:

    Sweet! I got these filters last fall (early November?), it never dawned on me to stack them! Thanks

    • Drew says:

      Mike,

      Definitely Stack them. I went nuts today and even added a Macro lens to the front of all 4 of them. I was able to get Crazy close. Even closer than what I posted on the 14th.

  5. Drew, love the colours in this series of increasing close up shots, I think the 5th image is my favourite as it has created a virtually abstract image. Phil
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