Tuesday, 27 November 2012

5 Macro gear for less than £10

  1. Extension tubes. These cost effective little gems allow you to use an already existing lens to shoot macro. Extension tubes by allowing you to focus closer on your subject. Cheap extension tubes don’t have any mechanical or electronic parts; they are basically just plastic tubes. You won’t be able to use any auto features of your camera.
  2. Tripod. Getting a tripod helps you to remove any unwanted camera shake. You can also use a monopod.
  3. Remote control. As we want to eliminate any camera shake from our shot, a way of remote shooting increase these chances. A simple wireless or cable remote is all that is needed. Of course we could just use the camera timer function as well.
  4. Reversing Ring. A reversing ring fits between the camera and lens allowing you to mount the lens backwards.  Again you won’t be able to use any of the auto functions of your camera. One advantage of this is you can reverse mount any brand lens that fits the reversing ring.
  5. Bean bag. OK so you don’t want a tripod then get a bean bag, use this to steady your camera. Simple.

1 comment:

  1. Great suggestions. I need a new tripod, so it is on my Christmas list. The extension tubes are really handy too.