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Yo! Macro is haaaaaaaaaaard! Has anyone ever tried it?

I love close ups and I love detail so I got a 100 macro. It's a beast all it's own. I didn't expect macro photography to be this hard. I'll keep trudging, and I'll post my progress too.

If you know of any online technique support for macro please share.
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My girl loves Macro........ She is pretty good at it too. All i know is that you need a really really good lens. Show us some of your work.
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I will, I've taken some pictures. I'll post once I've processed them. I had a really, really good lens for it. I give props to your woman, macro is hard!
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My 4 year old is a macro beast.
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the hardest part is the focusing, any little movement will affect the point of focus. So use a tripod. Also using zoom makes a little easier because if you don't set the camera in the right spot, you can manually zoom in/out just a bit then rely on manual focusing to get it just right.

I only use it for rings at weddings and to get in close on some decorations that will be used as backgrounds.
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I dont have that much experience in macro photography. I am just starting to learn how to use my macro on my WORK VIDEO CAMERA.
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the hardest part is the focusing, any little movement will affect the point of focus. So use a tripod. Also using zoom makes a little easier because if you don't set the camera in the right spot, you can manually zoom in/out just a bit then rely on manual focusing to get it just right.

I only use it for rings at weddings and to get in close on some decorations that will be used as backgrounds.

Focusing is extremely hard. I've had my subject in focus and either it, or I, move ever so slightly and all of a sudden it's completely out of focus. I haven't tried a tripod though. I've mostly been photographing the lady bugs in my backyard.

I don't have zoom on my macro, all macros are primes. But if you use extenders then your method will work.
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A friend of mine toold me to do this and it actually worked. Sort of kind of...

He told me that if i wanna take a macro pic and i dont have the lens, what i could try is take the lens and literaly turn the lens around and try to focus it with your body by moving it up and down til you get a clear shot.

I tried it and 4 out of 9 shots i took were decent lol
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