When I first got my Panasonic Lumix FZ45 I spent a few days trawling though Amazon.co.uk looking for this for my new hobby. A polarizing lens, yes one of those thanks. A 6 point star filter, oh go on then!
A four piece macro set? Yes I will purchase that… hang on why is this crap?
OK so when I got into photography, one of the first things I wanted to do was macros. I had seen a macro lens in action and was amazed at the quality.. but not the price tag. So a fiver for four macro screw on lenses sounded fantastic.
Oh dear… yeah ok you get what you pay for don’t you? Not only where they crap, they had a tendency to produce streaks of blue light everywhere.
Fast forward to now. I bought from Amazon a macro reverse adapter ring, strapped it to the front of my Canon 550d, screwed in the 50-250 and played around with it for a bit. The first thing I noticed was that the depth of field was very very narrow.
As you can see from the photo above the DOF is a small band running diagonally from top left to bottom right.
I will be experimenting with the my other two lenses, 18-55mm and the 50mm to see how they perform but for now you can see the set on Flickr here.