Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I tried a new lens this weekend, a Tamron 60mm f2 Macro. I have never owned a macro before, but I'm sold on this one. The wide-open f2 aperture lets me play with depth of field to my heart's content, so I don't need my usual 50 f1.8 lens, and I don't have to mess around with close-up filters or extension rings, which keeps my kit uncomplicated and clean. These 3 and the one below were all shot with the new lens at various low aperture values (f2-3.5) to accent focus in one small area of the shot and nicely blur out the background.