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A few shots from the garden - that's as far as I can take the camera at the moment.






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The Nikon D7000/Tamron SP90 combination continues to serve for macro.  My current temptation to get a macro capability on the Fuji is Laowa 65 - anyone had any experience with any of their other lenses?  Whilst I wait for a local dealer to get stock, I'm also rather tempted by their circular fisheye, which looks quite nicely priced.  I suppose I really need to have a day shooting manual focus to see if I can cope with manual only.  I think it is over 23 years since I've relied on manual focus for anything other than macro work.

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A few shots from the garden - that's as far as I can take the camera at the moment.   Succulent   Going to seed    Pea    Herb   


Nice shots! I rediscovered my garden as a photospot -  thanks to the pandemic... ;-/  - too.

That 90mm has a nice rendering for my taste!


Even when not doing Macro/Nearfield work I often work with manual focus (when I used Nikon + Zeiss ZF that was the only choice) and when on a tripod(!) then MF is easy and makes your decisions better thought out. And since I´m always on a tripod for my "real" photography (not family and friends stuff) I tend to use MF quite a lot. So if you like using a tripod I´d recommend trying MF 😉

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