Suggestions for a camera for taking butterfly photo's
paulg7jrx at zetnet.co.uk
Sun Feb 28 20:14:22 EST 1999
Just to add my sixpennyworth, although it has actually been some time
since I was actively photographing butterflies, I used the following system:
Canon T90 body in conjunction with Canon 200mm Macro lens plus Canon
Ringflash.... occasionally on a supported short monopod.
The long lens was actually hand held mostly, but the speed of the
flash took care of any shake and the size of the lens gave a
comfortable lens to subject distance so as not to spook the beast
with its own reflection!
The trouble with using a lens of shorter focal length, is that object
distance goes down too, with the attendendant risk of casting a
shadow over the subject which then takes flight.
Hopes this adds to the general state of confusion!!
Southport, United Kingdom.
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