One of the things I’m really struggling to get a handle on with this new camera is some sort of decent depth-of-field. In case you have forgotten, depth-of-field is the part of the picture that is still in focus in-front-of and behind the actual point that is in focus.
I have been comparing the original lens that came with the camera, which is a 18 – 55 mm lens – a telephoto lens from wide angle (18 mm) to normal (55 mm) vs the 60 mm Macro lens that I got in addition.
This photo, where you can see the dish the beads are in, is shot with the 18 – 50 mm lens – set at 50 mm, and the camera set on the macro setting (which is the little flower icon.) Note where the beads cease to be in focus – there is a band of sharply focused beads across the centre.
Now this is the same picture, taken with the macro lens, from the same distance. Notice that dish more than fills the frame – I haven’t cropped at all. The depth of field isn’t that much smaller, actually – but the drop-off in focus is so much more extreme here – that it is distracting,
But on the other hand – it takes totally juicy pictures like this. How can you not love it?