Close-ups with a 28mm

Okay so it’s more like 43mm on an APS-C sensor, but even so.

Walked down the Lade Braes again to put a roll of 120 through my recently acquired (& repaired) Agfa Isolette V folding camera, which I’ll post about soon, but I took the K20D as well. I knew from a previous walk that the Pentax 100mm f/4 macro is just too slow to hand-hold in anything but direct sunlight, so instead of lugging my heavy tripod along I thought I’d just try getting closer with the Sigma 28mm, to mixed success.

I discovered straight away that the Sigma focuses so close that I had to take the lens hood off to void poking the subjects…

Couldn’t quite work out what to do with this.

Somebody told me that close-ups of bugs on flowers is like crack for photographers. Pretty much right.

Wouldn’t even turn to face me, how rude!

This guy was a much more amenable subject.

So there’s a few very similar shots of him that came out alright.

This would’ve been great if I’d nailed the focus fast enough.

Most of the above were shot at f/4.5, this one beneath was wide open at f/1.8 – not much depth-of-field to play with! But plenty of Camembert-smooth bokeh~