Close-up shots with the G1X Mark II in the Winter

G1x Mark II - Aperture priority - 1 second at f/16 - manual focus

G1x Mark II - Aperture priority - 1 second at f/16 - manual focus

Usually summertime is the right time for macro shots of flowers. One of the exceptions to this trend is the tradition in our home of having poinsettia around at Christmas time.

The poinsettia is one of my favorite flowers because of the sheer brilliance of the red. The white ones are okay I guess, but the vibrant red is such a pleasant break from the muted monotones we see so much of in the northeast part of the USA during the winter.

I always set my G1X Mark II on manual focus for macro. It's really the only way to go. I am a big fan of using the EVF Viewfinder and the cropped-in focusing feature that kicks in when you are in macro mode.
The EVF viewfinder is such a better way to see the composition before you take the photo. It is by far my favorite accessory for the Mark II camera.

I find the gradual fine tuning focus adjustment using the lens ring as a big plus when shooting macro with the Mark II.

I blurred the edges of this photo using Nik Color Efex Pro software.

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Written by Bruce Lovelace



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