Rain Drop

The last post got me antsy to really test the differences on the up close/macro options of my cameras. These are just some quick and dirty shots so I could compare.

This first set was done with my phone. The left is as close as I could get without any zoom. The second is zoomed about 4x.


This second set is with my Cannon and my basic 18-55mm lens.


This last set is with my Cannon and my 70-300mm lens.

What I’m seeing is that I cannot get as close as I’d like with my Cannon and maintain focus, with either of my lenses. I can get incredibly close with my phone and still zoom in more.

The biggest difference comes in the quality. At the basic level, the quality of the pics with the phone are good, but I don’t know that they would hold up to enlarging for printing something like an 8×10. With either of the images I took with my Cannon, I have wiggle room to crop to a smaller image (essentially making the detail larger) and still maintain much of the quality. I don’t have that same wiggle room with the ones I took with my phone even though I’ve got my settings to take the highest quality possible.

I couldn’t resist playing a little more, so these were also done with my phone.

Red Leaf Rain Drops

Green Leaf Rain Drops

Leaf Stem Rain Drop

Rain Drop

All this did, besides being fun and entertaining, was to confirm what I already knew. I’ll be dragging phone, camera and probably at least my large zoom lens pretty much everywhere.

Author: TJ Fox

I am a slightly sane artist, amateur photographer, book addict, wife, mom and raging introvert. I have more hobbies than I can count, so it is beyond shocking that I manage to find time to do any of them, let alone most of them and still have time to do anything else. Of all the talents I claim, writing wasn’t one of them until my muse dropped the idea for a book on my head.

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