Close-up Shot Without Using A Macro Lens

Ever since I bought a 50mm F1.8 lens, I have been neglecting my 18-55mm kit lens that came with the dSLR unless I need to take a panaromic shot. Till lately, my youngest Sister, Janet share with me a new trick using the 18-55mm lens to get a crisp and super clear close up shot.

The above pic is shot using 18-55mm lens at a distance of 3 inches away. Some distance similar to my Sony T-10. Now, this is how you do it:

Follow the red arrow indicator. Switch your lens to MF (manual focus). Aim camera at your object and focus the sharpness by moving the front portion of the lens and not the center as that is your focal zoom. Very simple isn’t it? Try the trick. I’m sure you will love it. With this, I don’t have to spent few thousand ringgit on macro lens. Now don’t say I never share with you guys any good tips hor.

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  1. jonzz said,

    May 27, 2008 @ 12:04 pm

    Darn, where’s my camera… should have read this at home. Cannot try out.

  2. jazzmint said,

    May 27, 2008 @ 8:19 pm

    yup…u just gotta move ur body in and out keke…

  3. huisia said,

    May 27, 2008 @ 11:00 pm

    really a good idea to save the wallet 🙂

  4. laymank said,

    May 27, 2008 @ 11:31 pm


  5. simple american said,

    May 28, 2008 @ 10:58 pm

    Nice. I can use that with my camera. Thank you! Bows.

    Blushes for being a stranger so looooooonnnnngg.

  6. duckie said,

    May 29, 2008 @ 10:09 pm

    ehem… actually hor… that’s called manual focussing..i think there is a button called DOF preview for you to see area in focus on your kamera too.

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