Macro product photography with the Fujifilm X-T1 | Dan Taylor

My original intention was to take my Fujifilm X-T1 and Nikon 50mm f/1.8 over to the Augarten today and see what happened. But since the flat was warm and the outside air cold, I decided to call it a lazy Sunday and see what other challenges I could cook up for the Fuji. I absolutely love my Fuji+Nikon combo, perhaps most importantly because of the depth of field f/1.8 can produce, and the fact that I have to manually focus the Nikon lens. That’s not to say I’m going to be manual focusing only any time soon, I just love the challenge of capturing razor sharp focus in a very small plane without the aid of the camera. But since I’ve used the 50mm, a wide aperture, and natural light combination so often, I thought it might be fun to try the reverse and add some artificial light, and a different lens. Heading over to the lens shelf, the first one my eye fell upon was the Sigma 18-55mm f/2.8-4.5 macro lens. And since I’ve just recently acquired a new ring…the Sunday afternoon project was born……


Fuji X-T1

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