A very gentle start to my Sunday morning. A hot cup of coffee and the first chapter of a new book. Perfect.
Ok, this isn’t a new book. It is second hand, recently acquired from the local charity shop. It is Unseen Academicals by one of my all time favourite authors Sir Terry Pratchett. His books are funny and the magical word he has created is a perfect place to put yourself into on a Sunday morning.
Macro photography appeals to me. The idea of not having to ask your subject to pose and never getting a refusal when asking if you can take a picture fits right within my comfort zone.
The issue is, that I don’t have a dedicated macro lens to fit my new camera. I do have a have a macro lens for my older camera, but alas it will not work on the new one. So I was looking online at a couple of options. It was a question of how many hundreds of pounds do you want to spend? A few hundred or quite a lot. Hmmmmm, neither option seemed that appealing to me.
I’d been reading about extension tubes. These will alter the closest focussing distance of any lens you attach to your camera. I bought a set of three tubes of different size for £41. These were then attached to my camera along with my trusty 50mm lens and I went out looking for flowers and insects. I am absolutely delighted with the results.