Playing with Macro
My 40th birthday is coming up, and I decided to buy myself a new lens. So I ordered a Sigma 50mm F/2.8 DG Macro Lens. Basically, a Macro Lens gives you the ability to do extreme close-up photography.
My lens arrived yesterday while I was out hiking, so today I started playing around with it.
This first photo was taken with a F/2.8 aperture setting. You can see how narrow the depth of field (ie range of focus) is.
For this next one, I minimized the aperture (high F/#) to F/36, which gives a much wider depth of field. Yes, this calculator has been setting around gathering dust, but I didn't realize how dusty it was until I viewed it through a Macro Lens. Its kind of discusting!
Just to give an idea of size, this is a small pocket calculator. The buttons are about 1/4" wide.
This next shot is another example of a wide open aperture (low F/#) of 2.8 which again gives a very narrow depth of field. I was focusing on the eyes and you can see the range of focus is only a few milimemetes.
One of the Yahoo Photo groups I belong to has a monthy photo contest. One of the themes this month is "Words of Wisdom". So for this final shot, I was created my entry over Chinese Food Lunch. This photo is dedicated to my wife Amy who I wouldn't let eat any of the fortune cookies until after I got the shot I wanted!
"Words of Wisdom"
ISO 100, F/5.6, 1/8 second exposure