LAST EDITED ON Oct-24-00 AT 03:41 AM (GMT)
I've used my nikkor 20mm for both landscapes and people shots. Its a great lens for both. But, I was thinking since the lens can focus from down to about 9 inches what would happen if I put my 6t filter on it and photographed butterflies? Would the DOF increase verses my 105mm macro? Would I get that great 3d effect or would it give the shot just a different perspective? I've been playing around with the combo in my office tonight, focusing on various butterfly size subject and it looks gret through the lens. I'll try it out tomorrow.
Has anyone else tried the 20mm in this manner?
#1. "RE: 20mm and closeup" | In response to Reply # 0jnscbl Basic MemberTue 24-Oct-00 06:49 PM
See Tim Fitzharris--The Sierra Club Guide to Close-up Photography in Nature. There is an example of using a 20mm lens with a 12mm extension tube. Flowers were actually touching the lens and in focus! I think you can forget butterflies, unless they're dead and mounted. I put my 19mm W.A. lens and a 12mm extension on my camera and walked around looking at things through it, but haven't shot any film with it yet. I think the extension tube would be superior in sharpness and depth of field to the close-up lens, but I haven't compared the two myself. Come to think of it, I have a 62mm +2 screw-in around here someplace. I'm glad you brought this up. That's a good dreary weather project.
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