Saturday, 12 January 2013

First Macro Shots on the NEX 5N with 30MM Macro

First Macro Shots On the NEX 5N with 30 MM Macro

Picked up a new lens over Christmas this year, the Sony NEX 30MM F3.5 Macro  lens.

Still getting the hang of it. The lens doesn't feature OSS (image stabilisation) so it can be tricky to get a blur free shot at very close range and need to work on a steady hand. Am also finding the F stop can have a huge impact on the focal point of the image and on a longer stop the blur is almost unmanageable just holding the camera and a very narrow focal point and loads of blur across the foreground and background.

Working with a Macro lens though, is a lot of fun, you can get some incredible detail in your photos if you can find the right subjects. Thanks to the high heat across the Sydney all the little creepy crawlies seem to be hanging around. Great test shots on the new Sony NEX 30MM Macro Lens.

First Macro Shots - Little Creatures, Cowboy Beetle


Close up macro image of a Cowboy Beetle crawling over a green leaf
Found this guy crawling around, impressive, the size of a thumb and strong as an ox.


close up macro image of a cowboy beetle crawling through the leaf litter
The Cowboy Beetle is found through out Australia, but this is the first time i've seen one in the city.

First Macro Shots - Little Creatures, Green Grasshopper

 
close up macro image of a grasshopper on a brown leaf.
This image had been post processed, it had a little too much blur, but still a good close up.

close up macro image of a green grasshopper on black mat.




First Macro Shots - Little Creatures, Hunstman

close up macro image of a huntsman
Sooo, these guys really freak me out. The Australian Hunstman.


Close up macro image of a huntsman.