Floral Friday – The X-T3 for flowers

Floral Friday - The X-T3 for flowers

Since my big news yesterday I thought it might be good to show some flowers that were taken with the X-T3 for Floral Friday.

Floral Friday – The X-T3 for flowers

When I went to New Zealand I didn’t have a dedicated macro lens with me. We did visit some gardens so I used the Fujinon XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens as best I could to do some macro. The results weren’t too bad at all.

There is no doubting that a real macro lens will get you very close and take amazing images. Though, getting really close is not always best. Yeah, I know it is good to be able to do it. I know I will want a macro lens for the FUJIFILM X-T3 at some point, but for the time being, I might have to look at alternatives.

The Fujifilm macro is expensive, then again so was the one I have now. There are other ways of doing macro and I will have to start investigating. I love macro photography too much to give it up. It is my fun photography. I enjoy it too much to stop.

If I remember correctly Lensbaby also has the Velvet 56 for the Fujifilm X series. That is a definite possibility. I will have to sell the ones I have for the Nikon. If anyone is interested let me. I am very keen on selling the Velvet 85.

So I have some more photos for you from New Zealand. They are all from Dunedin. Some from the Botanical gardens there and the last three from the castle.

Enjoy your Friday.

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  1. Hi Leanne, you could always use an adaptor to mount your Nikon Macro lens on the Fuji camera. I have one allows me to use my Nikon lenses on an Olympus EM1ii. I got mine from Gorilla Film Gear who have a warehouse in Sunshine. (I have no affiliation with the company mentioned).

    1. I could, but I will be keeping my D800 for the time being, so I will be able to do macro on it. It will be fine for that. The only reason I replaced it with the D850 was for long exposures. I was told that if I put an adaptor on the camera everything would be manual. I don’t really want to go down that road. I will see how I go, eventually, I will get the Fujifilm macro, which is supposed to be amazing. Thank you Aubrey, so lovely to hear from you.

  2. Forgive me asking a stupid question please but how have you achieved the dark background in each shot but still managed to have the flower beautifully exposed? I can understand the shallow depth of field but did you use flash and a short exposure? Any guidance reference the settings you used would be gratefully received thanks

    1. Not a stupid question at all Keith, but it is all done in post processing. I don’t really do anything fancy when I’m shooting, it is stuff that I do when I get it on the computer. I hope that helps.

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