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Italy in Macro

Following a memorable flight back to the UK yesterday after a week-long excursion to Puglia (#Italy) I've eventually had a moment to thoroughly review each of the photos taken on the trip with my latest lens the Tamron 90mm f/2.8.

From the outset, I need to say what a fantastic lens it is! As most of my recent #macro shots of insects flying from leaf to leaf I was happy to find that although I needed to get closer than usual, due to its 90mm focal length, it was lightning fast with a f/2.8 aperture in low-ish light.

Sneaking up on little insects without spooking them has undoubtedly become more interesting as I push a lens less than a few inches away, maybe I should take up ninjitsu.

Attaching the Raynox DCR-250 further enhances the macro capability (I'm not sure by exactly how much for a 1:1 lens). On use, however, I noticed that the depth of field was approaching a razor-thin shallowness which became hard to work with without the use of a tripod, but allows for getting that little bit closer and capturing a bit more detail. Certainly worth the small price-tag that accompanies it.

The Tamron 90mm f/2.8 also nicely doubles as a portrait lens which I will assuredly be making use of in further adventures.

What lenses do you use day-to-day? Where should I head to next?

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