Splurge and Indulge! A window of opportunity came up to purchase this baby at a bargain. I hope this lens now has cured all my GAS 😉
Macro photography holds a place in my heart for sharp images and ability to go closer to the subject. I used to have a Nikon 105mm macro, but since jumping ship to fujifilm, I wasn’t too happy with the 60mm’s 1:2 ratio. Moreover it’s slow, noisy and 80mm macro was announced to be in the pipeline.
Both shots were shot as close as possible to get 1:1. As the result shows, extension tubes can help get you closer to your subject, but at a cost of image quality.
Here’s some first test shots with the Fujifilm 80mm Macro with and without extension tubes.
Click on the bug to see more buggy details!
At first I thought it was my camera shake that caused the bug’s eye to lose details. Subsequent upgrade to a tripod with a 10-second timer, it didn’t help either.
My conclusion, this may be the last time I’m using extension tubes on a macro lens as I rather love the sharpness.