My Newest Little Toy

I’ve had this little gem in my Amazon wish list for about 5 months now.  I would LOVE to have a macro lens for my camera, but those are a little out of my price range right now.  Instead I thought I would try out some macro lens sets.  I really couldn’t go wrong.  I saved up my Swagbuck’s to cash in for Amazon gift cards and ended up only paying less than $5 out of pocket. 

ant hill
ant hill
spider web

They came in a nice little case and fit my D40 perfectly, no adapter needed.  For the price I’m quite happy with these.  They take some getting used to, because they work like a magnifying glass really.  You kind of have to play around with the focus some and I found that it was a bit easier to shoot in manual focus (although the bright sunlight was a bit blinding so some were not quite in focus).  If you’re looking into buying some lens filters, I would just recommend checking your lens diameter first.  All mine were 52 mm so these fit all of them!

tree bark
tree bark

yello marigold
my flowering basil before I snipped them

Anyway, I had fun playing around with my new toy when it conveniently came in the mail just a few days before we left for vacation.  I have some knitting books and a recipe book in my wish list that I’ve been saving up for, but I went with these for now.  I thought they would be fun to have on our trip!

bottle cap
emma g asked why on earth I took a picture of a bottle cap!

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