The quality of the photos are improving, as I've moved to the
Nikon 995 Coolpix Camera, along with a SB-29 Macro Flash. I'm learning how
to use the camera to the fullest, and take advantage of the macro flash.
Controlling the light is essential for a good macro, or any, photo. One weakness
of the Nikon is difficulty of autofocus in low light levels, so when I can, I
use additional desktop halogen lamps, flashlights, anything to get more light
onto the subject. On the SB-29, I use the TTL (through the lens) setting,
turn off internal flash on the camera, and force it to use the SB-29.
use manual focus, but its not easy with the Nikon. The eye closeups that you see
here were taken with an additional lens on the 995. This lens is the
Raynox MSN-500 2.5x Macros lens. I've used it very little, but will
continue to putter with it.
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