Macro Photography With 18 55mm Lens

By | 13/08/2022

Macro Photography Possible with Kit Lenses xviii-55mm

Hello,

I have recently bought a Catechism 1300D (entry level dslr). Since, I am fairly new into Photography thing and tried to take Macro shots with my Dslr.

However, afterward many attempts I took some pics but missing the BOKEH effect in information technology. Anybody got some ideas???

aquavideo •

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Re: Macro Photography Possible with Kit Lenses 18-55mm

sanusense wrote:

Hello,

I have recently bought a Canon 1300D (entry level dslr). Since, I am fairly new into Photography matter and tried to take Macro shots with my Dslr.

Still, later many attempts I took some pics merely missing the BOKEH issue in it. Anybody got some ideas???

The 18-55 is certainly no kind of bokeh monster and at 55mm you’re looking at a minimum of f5.vi. Information technology’s too non really a macro lens even if information technology says and so on the tin.

What kind of macro did you shoot? Maybe post an example.



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Re: Macro Photography Possible with Kit Lenses 18-55mm


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sanusense wrote:

Hello,

I have recently bought a Canon 1300D (entry level dslr). Since, I am adequately new into Photography thing and tried to accept Macro shots with my Dslr.

Yet, afterwards many attempts I took some pics but missing the BOKEH effect in it. Everyone got some ideas???

Welcome to the forum!

I’m non exactly sure what you’re seeking. Are you looking for more background blur?

If and so, in society to increase background mistiness you need to:

Reduce
your subject field-to-lens distance.

Increment
your subject-to-background distance.

Increase
your focal length (to max zoom 55mm).

Increase
the size of your discontinuity (smaller f-numbers).

Keep in mind though that increasing your background blur (except for changing subject-to-background distance) will also
decrease
your depth of field (which can be very hard to bargain with). Hard, but not impossible. Find a good balance.

Besides keep in mind that with the 18-55 kit lens on your “crop-sensor” camera, you will only be able to shoot close-ups (not true macros). You are limited past how close your lens can focus.

If you’d similar to get fifty-fifty closer (closer to true 1:1 macros), then I’d recommend getting this Raynox close up lens to clip onto the end of your 18-55. It’ll let you to fiddle in the (near) macro earth without besides big an investment. Information technology’s very high quality and simply clips onto the end of your lens (information technology’due south pretty meaty too, then tin be easily carried along on hikes etc)…

click here: Raynox DCR-250 Shut Up Lens at @mazon

It’ll vignette a little flake in the corners on your eighteen-55, only that can be cropped out (you take plenty cropping wiggle room on your 1300D). Merely frame appropriately.

Here are some samples taken with the DCR-250 on my older 18-55 (click on “original size”)…




Omitting decorated background through framing




Framing, and a more distant groundwork, close subject




Black background employed




Dark unobtrusive background

Hither are a couple with it on my older 50mm prime…




Prissy bokeh created past distant groundwork and fairly close subject




Framing and very shut field of study




Background went dark due to use of flash, fast shutter speed, and distant groundwork.

Promise this helps!

Happy shooting,

R2

ps. more samples from all kinds of cameras and lenses in my galleries…

http://world wide web.pbase.com/jekyll_and_hyde



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