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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Using flash with a macro lens

I mentioned the Nikon 60mm 2.8 Micro-Nikkor macro lens in a previous post. I used it for this photograph of the centre of a helianthus Lemon Queen but mounted a Nikon SB50DX speedlight on the camera that has the advantage of a tilting head that points downward.
The advantage of this is the f number in this case f45 (although interestingly the lens is only marked at f32) can be held as high as possible for the best depth of field possible. A ring flash that mounts around the lens would be better still but costs a lot of money beyond my means anyway. The photo shows more detail by this method of lighting.

1 comment:

  1. Fascinating picture, and I like the header one. Flighty.

    PS I've given up with a couple of comments recently because of the numerous failed attempts at verification!