A closer look at Christmas

Christmas is a time for giving.   Yeah, it is.  But you also like to get stuff.    There wasn’t much I wanted this year, so my list, to my family’s dismay, was short.   One big thing I wanted was a close up lens for my nifty-fifty.   I’ve gone on an on about how much I love my 50mm 1.4.   I don’t think I told you that I bought a new one since the old one broke, but that’s painful and I don’t want to talk about it.

But I do want to talk about the close up lens.    The nifty-fifty is an amazing lens, but it can’t take photos closer than a few feet.  Which is fine for the most part, but sometimes I want to get right in there.  Canon make a few close up lenses that let you focus on objects 5 or 6 inches away from the lens.

IMG_5078This is taken as close as I can with the 50mm.  Nice photo, but I want to get closer.   I could crop in, but why have a full frame camera and all those megapixels if you’re just going to crop them out?

With the close up lens I can do this:IMG_5077
Maybe you saw my Ritchey Woods photos a few months back? Those were taken with Gale’s close up lens. Just need a chance to get out and try it out.