Friday, December 25, 2009

My new toy

Flying pig ornament, originally uploaded by andiwolfe.

Merry Christmas to me! I received a Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8 Macro IS USM lens -woooohoooo!

I gave it a trial run this morning, using my old ring flash that I used with my 35 mm film SLR. My new lens has a filter size of 67 mm, but my ring flash is for 52 mm. I put an adapter ring on. I was worried that the reduced ring size would have a big impact on the imaging, but, aside from losing some of the field of view, it worked just fine.

Here are some of my ornaments and flower shots from today using the ring flash:

Lesotho angel

My Lesotho angel - collected in 2003.

Richard's ornament

Richard's first Christmas ornament.

Ndebele ornament

An Ndebele ornament, collected in South Africa.

Angel Dachshund

One of my dachshund ornaments - definitely not a portrait of Emma. She was quite a hellion today.

Santa in a canoe

Steve's new ornament that his folks gave to him.

Some flower shots:





And now for the penultimate scary shot (the scariest was of Steve's nose!):

Emma snoot

1 comment:

The Quacks of Life said...

ooh new lens. I don't use my macro enough.