Nikon is running a sale on two lenses - theoretically for close up work. Both are prime. One is a 35mm and the other is a 85mm Micro. Nikon is calling its macro a micro lens. Whatever, as long as it works.
Yep, bought them this weekend.
I bought a 50mm last year - and it really wasn't doing the trick for me. I was using it primarily for portrait work of which I don't do very much. But I couldn't get the family picture right. So - I'm going to a 35 mm. As to the 85mm micro, I don't have anything to do real close up work. With this lens, I can get close ups just under a foot away. with my other lenses, I'm looking at another six inches away. Doesn't sound like much, but.....
So today is play day. My subject is a common hole cutting drill. Truth be told, I had six different sets of shots. Either the expose wasn't right, the tilt wasn't right or the lights didn't do the trick for me. But stuck with it.
This is a 36 shot focus stack with the 85mm lens. ISO 100, f/5.6, .3 Sec. I shot this in RAW and the post work was in Photoshop. The object is placed on a white poster-board.
As most of my efforts are HDR and somewhat 'soft', this is quite different.