Macro Magic With a Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens
The Macro Lens Can Reveal All!
A macro lens reveals so much to us and is one of our best educational tools we have.
- It helps teach us to respect and want to learn more about nature and all the little creatures.
- It teaches us that if we are patient and quiet, we will get our reward!
- It teaches us to look for every small detail.
We will learn the habitat of our insects, and the macro lens helps reveal which plants are host to which species. Soon, we will know where to find them in their habitat. We will watch them procreate and we will witness them having their young! We may even be there to watch them die. We will witness each drama unfold as it happens. We will witness their struggle for survival.
Once, whilst photographing the delicate petals and stamens of a Mayflower, I quite unexpectedly, found myself looking straight into the eyes of a May beetle. I had never seen one before! Then it moved. It was as if our eyes actually meet. I was stunned, How awesome! Had I not owned the lens I may not have seen or encountered this amazing beetle.
In the fading light of day, I found a very large dragonfly resting low down on some branches, much too low for me to get a reasonable shot! Instinctively, I put my finger out in front of him, as if to steer him gently upwards and towards the light at the top of the shrub. Imagine my surprise when he climbed trustingly up onto my finger!
These lasting memories never fade. These are the moments which inspire me to take better images. There are times when I get so excited, I feel as if I will burst.
Which Camera or Lens Do I Use?
- I currently use the Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens attached to a Nikon D300s Camera. The lens is superb as is the camera.
- This Sigma doubles as a great portrait lens, The results speak for themselves! Both my Nikon D300s camera and my Sigma 105mm are my most prized possessions.
The Sigma Macro 105 Doubles as a Portrait Lens
Do Insects give you the creeps or do you find them to be fascinating?
Do you currently own a Macro Lens
© 2012 Sally Gulbrandsen