I truly have been blessed with the most incredible husband who supports me unconditionally in all that I wish to learn and do. I really should narrow down the list though – between blogging, writing, family tree research, our fur babies, learning the sign language alphabet (our deaf gardener being the inspiration), community projects, fly tying, knitting and crochet plus photography, the latter of which keeps me busy most of the day either clicking away or reading and not always understanding what I am reading has led to a wee bit of a delay in my photographic skill improvement. Thank goodness for my tenacity.
You see, Pete spoilt me beyond anything I could imagine when he gave me this here magical lens for my birthday. Well, for the time being, that is where the magic ends as I am battling terribly to take a decent photo using it. I managed to take a great shot of the lens though…
I NEED YOUR HELP!
I would love and appreciate any assistance that you can offer. I am willing to pay in cupcakes with pretty glitter sprinkles on top.
Here are a few shots that I have taken – can you tell me what I am doing wrong? The clarity is shocking and it seems that I am creating a fish eye effect. I would run through a list of everything I have tried from settings, lighting, with and without a tripod etc. but that would take up too much of your time.
I was hoping that the spikes on the grasshopper leg would really be crystal clear, but alas.
You can clearly see the fish eye effect in this shot of the moth. This little fellow was very teeny.
I then tried a really close up – after all this is a macro lens we are talking about. This is a crack that formed on a wine glass I was engraving for my cousins birthday – oops on both accounts – an un-giftable cracked glass and a really bad photograph.
I may have to pay you in virtual cupcakes depending on where in the world you are but I would greatly appreciated any help and advice that you have to share.