Today I was back to playing with the Sigma 50mm macro lens, but this time I used only the 12mm extension tube. I’m enjoying doing a “photo study” of my tulips – so far there are 3 purple ones that have fully developed, with others in various stages of growth.

I also pulled out (meaning finally found where I hid put) my 30″ x 30″ light cube/tent/box whatever you call it to block the sun. It was pretty windy when I was out taking the photos, and the planter with the tulips is way too heavy to put inside, so I was using it in a modified way. Too bad I didn’t have someone videoing my efforts as I was getting frustrated, but it was still quite funny all the same. As they say, “necessity is the mother of invention”.


Photo Info

  • Fujifilm X-T3
  • K&F Concept Nikon to Fuji lens converter
  • Xit 12mm Extension Tube
  • Sigma 50mm macro lens (Nikon mount, manual focus)
  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • ISO: 320
  • Aperture: f/8
  • Shutter Speed: 1/120
  • Exposure Compensation: +0.3EV

Post Processing Info

RAW photo was post processed in Luminar 3

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