I don’t usually need a MACRO lens and hence I never really invested in a proper 1:1 MACRO. However, just today, I saw this caterpillar which I believe must have fell off the tree whilst trying to form it’s cocoon. I went and grab my A200 with my kit lens (SAL1870DT) and my cheap +4 Close-Up Filter. The filter has not been cleaned and since I was rushing, I just snapped away.
Here is another shot out of the many blurred ones that I took.
Not being happy with the close-up factor, I took out my other kit lens, the SAL75300 but having a focussing distance of 1.5 meters, I had to extend it to the maximum focal length. Of course, the Super Steady Shot did not really help when trying to take a shot at 1.5 meters hand held!
An example of the blurred image taken. Sigh … I need a sponsor to get a MACRO lens. Anyone?