Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cheap Macro

I fairly recently got an m42 mount 28mm f/2.8 lens, which isn't very much fun on its own due to the fact that it's manual focus and not terribly sharp wide open. Having been an idiot with my money, I also bought a set of m42 extension tubes, which I forgot about until a few days ago. I had tried them on my 135mm f/2.8 weeks before, but that lens performed quite poorly with them. Putting the tubes on the 28mm lens made it hugely more fun, and since macro is usually done at f/8 and above, the wide open sharpness doesn't matter. Check out the slideshow for some of the results (the indoor ones were with flash)