Here’s a case where I used my macro lens for something that might not be considered macro. I have been playing a lot with the Nikon 105mm Macro lens that I got recently. It has excellent sharpness and lets you get right on top of subjects to get that life-sized magnification that most lenses won’t do. I am also finding that it serves well as a sharp and fast prime lens for just about anything. I had to back up a bit more to get the shot of this V8 emblem on the front of an old Ford pickup but it gave me all the beautiful crusty detail that makes old cars so interesting to look at.
Post-processed with Adobe Lightroom CC and Nik Color Effects Pro 4 to bring out contrast and detail a bit more.
The Simpson Farm
3930 Roy Parks Road
Gainesville, Georgia, USA
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/11 – 1/50 sec – ISO 400