Got a question to ask about my new toy - Canon EOS 50D with Tamron 18-200 f3.5-6.3 macro lens.
I find it tends to search quite a bit especially in relatively low lighting (like my room lit by single ceiling light).
But also sometimes in what seems like pretty adequate lighting - like taking a pair of feet on the ground in a room lit with fluorescent lamp. (Ground and feet color contrast pretty well)
I also made sure I was taking the pic well farther than the minimum focusing distance (my lens' focusing distance is 0.4m and I was almost a full meter away, zooming to about 150mm). And this was despite trying it at the full auto mode and the macro mode.
So what is the problem here? And what can I do to make it better?
Will getting a macro lens with a shorter minimum focusing distance help?
How about getting a lens with a smaller f value (budget is a problem as always)
Any setting I can use to make things better? (I cannot afford to use a tripod due to the nature of my work and photos I need to take)
Or should I get a ring flash or better aftermarket flash to better light up the target when the AF-assist is firing away?
Thanks in advance!