I spent a few minutes outside with my lens extenders playing with different lens. I used my 80-200 lens first, which is a great lens. The problem was that the focus is too in between with the 35mm lens extender. I need to stack them together to use this lens. Then I will lose a lot of light. I need to play with it. Then I took out my 50mm lens, still with the 35mm extender. I could get very close then. With a f-stop of 1.8, the depth of field was something like 1mm, which is Uber-tight. For many of the pictures, I closed it up a bit with an f-stop of between 11 and 22, which allowed me to get in there very close, but not lose so much depth. Another thing that I am learning about Macro is that you really DO need to use a tripod. With a 1mm depth of field, any shaking at all, and you lose the picture you want. I experimented a lot, but didn't get many pictures that I liked at all. Here is one that I did like.
2 months ago