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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:55 pm 
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I was wondering what you guys/girls thought of using a super zoom for doing macro work.
Yes I know there is better glass for this type of photography, but if the conditions/settings are correct, you can get some fair results and fool some/many.
Let me know if you think this is a waste of time or can technique overcome designated glass.

This shot taken with a Sal 18-250.

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Interesting question Westcoast. I'm not into macro but I could not resist this one in our garden. For me, I think lenses other than macro can produce an acceptable photo, personal opinion.

I had been shooting in bright sunlight the day before and forgot my EV was set on -0.7, also I did not realise the lens crept down to 200mm as my focus was on filling the frame. With all my blues (mistakes) I think it is a reasonable photo as is yours.

Our local paper had the same thought as they printed it as a readers pic of the day. What do you think?

18-200mm VRII @200mm, f5.6, 1/320, ISO 100, -0.7 EV. PP: removed one black spot and resized.

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I like the shots, but I wouldn`t call that macro. Westcoast, its a good close up shot of a flower. Its a nice shot, but I just question what is the subject.
Is it the flower or the stamen?

The stamen doesn`t stand out enough to be the subject and the if you wanted to show the flower, maybe turn the flower towards you a bit and take it from a lower angle.

bit like this

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I guess I used the word "macro" a bit loosely, maybe just saying that super zooms get decent close-ups is more appropriate.
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Thanks for the info Maxjj, I looked up the definition of macro and yes the subject in this case was the flower. I like your shot.

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