Going close – experimenting with a close-up lens

I bought this cheap 10x close-up lens/filter and here are some shots that I took while experimenting with it. It seems to be very usable compared to the price. It creates an insane bokeh, even to the point where it becomes an issue. The depth of field is so shallow that you’re forced to have the highest aperture value possible. That slows down shutter speed which makes it difficult to photograph moving subjects. I was forced to use ISO values up to 1600 in some of these shots. If you have an immobile subject and you use a tripod, no problem. There is also plenty of chromatic aberration visible but that’s not surprising with optics of this price level.

Date taken: 10-11.10.2012 | Location: Koh Samui, Thailand

Comments and feedback are appreciated.

(Click on the photograph to see it in a larger size)

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About j.t.l.

I’m a creative minded finnish fellow who is passionate about photography, making music, and traveling among many other things.

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