Push-Button Macro Mode Works for Me, but I’m a Lazy, Disorganized, Impatient Photographer

DSCF0721 (1)The single-focal-length, non-interchangeable lens X100s has a macro mode. As I continue my testing to determine whether this is a good camera for a lazy, disorganized, impatient photographer, I have to concede that pressing the button twice (to engage macro mode) and then leaning close to a flower is a lot easier than going back to the house, changing lenses, stopping to check phone/computer, realizing I’m a little hungry, setting everything down to stare into the open refrigerator, arguing the pros and cons of staring into the open refrigerator with my wife, deciding to watch a movie, and forgetting that I had been outside wishing to photograph a flower.

For serious macro work, I would obviously set up the tripod, light diffusers, and micro-nikkor 105 f/2.8, but I haven’t done any serious macro work in 55 years and I don’t intend to start now. Oh, and I wasn’t in my backyard; I was in Carpinteria taking a walk, so I didn’t have the option of the 105 lens or someone’s refrigerator into which I could stare. X100s FTW.

 

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Filed under Camera Gear, Camera Settings, Motivation, Nature Photography

One response to “Push-Button Macro Mode Works for Me, but I’m a Lazy, Disorganized, Impatient Photographer

  1. This does not look as if taken by a lazy and impatient photographer. Looks amazing.

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