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Old Jun 8, 2010, 9:32 AM   #1
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I took my time with image as opposed to the one tagged onto FredS' thread. I shot in manual focus using the 70-300mm as a macro lens - a technique I just learned about from the thread previously mentioned. I used a backlight, too. It's a little weird shooting a macro from 5-6 feet away from the subject! Using manual focus is a thing I rarely try so, this was just a unique experience for me.

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....doit again, doit again & doit again.... for me it is perfect in every way. Great usage with the 70-300.
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....doit again, doit again & doit again.... for me it is perfect in every way. Great usage with the 70-300.
Thanks very much, Bob, for the encouragement. I really have to get used to shooting like this. It does provide a different result.
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Gary, one major advantage the 70-300mm has over the 35mm & 50mm is, "that extended working distance", which allows you to control subject lighting more evenly which results in a better looking image in controlled lighting situations. (unless of course you have the macro ring light for the 35 or 50).
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Gary, one major advantage the 70-300mm has over the 35mm & 50mm is, "that extended working distance", which allows you to control subject lighting more evenly which results in a better looking image in controlled lighting situations. (unless of course you have the macro ring light for the 35 or 50).
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Macro light? I don't even have a 35 or 50! heheheh
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