A little bit of fun with macro

After reading some other blogs recently espousing the fun that can be had with some macro photography tools, I jumped on-board and ordered a few cheap accessories to have some fun.  With just the basics, wandering around your back yard can open up many new opportunities in photography.

These were the first shots that I’ve taken with my basic setup.  I ordered a $30 set of Meike Macro Extension tubes for my X-Pro2 and used with my 56mm f/1.2 or 18-135mm Fuji lenses.  On the front the lens, I added a Raynox 150 macro lens that I had from previous dabbles in macro photography.  To get the depth of field I needed, I had to stop down the lens to either f/16 or f/18.  Due to the extremely small aperture, I attached a flash via a TTL cord to illuminate the subject and keep ISO down.  All of these shots were handheld and the working distance was between 2 and 3 inches of the lens.  It was challenging and I’m sure there are better setups for this, but for the minimal cost involving, I’m very happy with the results.