Today the weather isn't so great and my body is complaining a bit after the sudden drop in temperature so I thought that if I'm going to stay indoors, I want to do something a bit fun, like practice a bit with a DT 2.8/30 Macro Lens from Sony, well it was either this or spend time cleaning my workshop/garage and I simply wasn't in the mood for that.
I was looking at the chess pieces on the board in my lounge and thought, what a great subject for a little macro photography and I could test this lens in a variety of aspects. So I had a great day even though truth be told I am a little disappointed at the lens's mid range which appears to be allowing a little chromatic aberration to effect the image background but then it is a macro lens after all.
I used Lightroom 4's 'Lens Correction' and 'Tone Curve' to correct the chromatic aberration and give the images a little punch.
|A distance shot at a distance of about 10feet focused on the near side corner of the board.|
I decided that for these shot's I would keep the camera settings at ISO100 f2.8 1/250 and only vary the distance from the subject while shooting in Manual mode.
|Approximately 5 feet distance with focus in the centre of the board.|
|Approximately 2.5 feet distance with focus on the captured pieces.|
|Distance about 1.5 feet with focus on the White's nearside Rook.|