Garden Macro with the Viltrox 85mm

All things macro…

I’ve heard good things about attaching the Viltrox 85mm F/1.8 lens to extension tubes and using it as a macro lens. And so, the weather was perfect, the garden had just been watered and I had just attached the Viltrox 85mm lens to 47mm worth of autofocus extension tubes and onto my trusty Fujifilm X-T20.

I set the camera to shoot raw and Classic Chrome, as I just like the way Classic Chrome renders flowers. I will experiment with the raw files and my film simulations at a later date, but for now, just sit back and take a look at these beautiful flowers in my front and back gardens.

Macro Photography

I’ve come from many years shooting macro photography with a dedicated macro lens (a Sigma 50mm F/2.8 1:1 for my Nikon cameras) to using macro tubes, and I really enjoy the experience of shooting macro. It’s something completely different to normal, and yet brings beautiful results no matter what you shoot. In the future I might potentially purchase a dedicated macro lens, but until that time, I’ll keep on just enjoying being out and getting photographs.

These images were tweaked in Photoscape X Pro. Slight tweaks, straightening or exposure adjustments. I wanted to keep the colours of Classic Chrome, so no adjustment was made to the colours.

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