17th April 2005, 08:53 AM
Macro with DSLRs
I used to take macro shots of insects with a prosumer camera, attached with some closeup filters & flash. It wasn't easy. I have to move, tilt & adjust ever so often to get the correct composition & sharpness. But luckily the LCD screen helped me a lot. And the results are satisfying!
Now I'm using a DSLR, D70 to be exact. I haven't got any macro lens yet, but I will eventually. But this thought suddenly came to my mind.
We can't take shots from the LCD screen for DSLRs (least not at the current moment). So wouldn't it be so much more tougher to take shots of insects? I imagine I have to bend or tilt myslef all the way to be able to view from the viewfinder.
It seems pretty tough... If that's the only way to do it (it probably is), I really have reconsider getting a macro lens. Any experienced members can advice?
17th April 2005, 09:13 AM
Get a right angle attachment to your viewfinder in D70. LCD/EVF are low quality compared to real time Optical Viewfinder on an SLR/DSLR.
17th April 2005, 03:53 PM
Is that what DSLR users usually do to take insect macros?
Originally Posted by theITguy
17th April 2005, 04:01 PM