On Saturday I decided to play a bit with my cameras. I always liked images of #eyes. I even had a phase when I took portraits of random people, empathizing their eyes. But I didn't manage a real #closeup image before.
Even if I had 'victims' for this, I still needed to figure out how to get that close, without buying a pretty expensive macro lens. I do have pretty strong zoom lenses, but the minimum distance between lens and subject grows with the zoom.
For example, my longest lens (150-600mm) needs some 8 meters or more as a minimum to get anything sharp. This means, it won't work for just one #eye.
During the lockdown last year I experimented with an alternative: extension tubes. Those tubes contain no optical elements, they do only one thing, extending the distance between lens and sensor. The purpose is to allow to move closer to the subject. The image below was taken at some 3-4cm distance. And it was a bit tricky, because I couldn't see what I was doing, being so close to the camera. It will be much easier to do this with another person.
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