The 2X III is a lens extender = 800mm
Although good close-ups, I can discern some lessening of sharpness in these pics as compared to the pictures I took earlier today @ 400mm [no extender being used]. The lack of bright sunlight is also a factor–skies are very overcast. The lighting is all ambient.
I think there are shots, other than lunar [some stacked and sharpened] and solar photographs where an extender is useful–particularly as compared to the cost of an 800mm prime lens. Anyway, here you have some of my pics for comparison.
For some bright sun photographs taken in manual mode
Twilight & night shots of this so-called cemetery plant
I think nighttime photography yeilds compelling photos…
Here’s the setup–sans the Lume Cube Lighting.
Again, CamRanger & the iPad prove indispensable.
Ready for close to the ground shots using CamRanger & iPad Pro 10.5
With the gear I have, multiple configurations are possible, relative to the type picture in my mind’s eye. For that, I am thankful!
This setup gave me the picture below–planning for tonight, as well. I think pics after dark are more interesting [What do you think?]–lighting is key. My focus [the object of this shot] is actually the Liriope’s green berries–black in the fall.
Now, the Sans… I have been growing for years. It has even bloomed!
For the most part, I am getting nice healthy growth from most of my plants. The end of September [09/25] marks a year since I added these plants. Boy, have they done well! I am amazed how aromatic and easy to grow, even in pots, citronellas are. I will probably winter this one indoors. It goes back to 06/03.