zoom up to the longest setting of your zoom and move closer or farther till you can get good focus. That's the nearest your zoom will go for macro. Before getting a macro lens, i used my 300mm lens as my makeshift macro lens... much to the amusement of some photographers at the Botanical Garden... :embrass:poohbear said:what's a good macro lens and how far can we focus without macro lens( i mean is there a formula somewhere ?) ..... anyone pls advise ... how to get a shallow DOF using normal zoom lens when u are shooting close up... too noob lah me .....
:thumbsup: - Witnessjustarius said:Cheapest and most convenient way: pick up a closeup filter and attach it to your zoom lens.
If you already have a SLR camera, the question would have been answered arleadypoohbear said:wow man so many advise which one to listen .......... should i get a 50mm macro lens with f2 ? anyway got lens with so small f-number or not ? or the minimum is 2.8 ??
hmm .. .how much will it cost me for a 67mm close up filter ?? Any suggestion where can i get it ?OzOn3 said:If you already have a SLR camera, the question would have been answered arleady
But i think you're only using a digital cam right? So the cheapest current alternative now is to get a Close up filter. Or get a really cheap manual 50mm lens to mount.. heh.. lotsa work arounds i guess..
<OT>poohbear said:wow man so many advise which one to listen .......... should i get a 50mm macro lens with f2 ? anyway got lens with so small f-number or not ? or the minimum is 2.8 ??