Well, the macro lens have arrived, delivered by DPD on a Sunday. Why Amazon couldn't have given them the camera to deliver at the same time I have no idea, I guess the two items were in different warehouses.
The camera and lens have arrived, and to be honest I am very disappointed. The camera itself seems fine but the macro lens is awful! I think I have ordered the wrong thing. I expected to be able to attach this lens (which is huge), point it closely at an ant and get some brilliant close ups of ants, but I am getting far from that.
Believe it or not I have to stand about 4ft from the ants before the lens will focus on it. Yes, that's 4 feet!!! Then the images are awful, like I have taken it on my phone.
Here's what I mean:
The camera automatically chooses macro, you don't seem to be able to manually select it, and there is a switch on the lens itself for macro.
Perhaps I am doing something very wrong here but I might as well not bothered with the lens.
I tried taking a macro picture with the camera's default lens but the results were not much better.
I would try the camera on manual setting, as I think the lens doesn't have an AF on the specs? But Amazon are not giving enough info on it. I use manual mostly for taking ants as the auto just searches to much, even with my existing close up lens.It doesn't bode well for me then, as I have the same make coming but different slr fitting. You should be able to get within 2cm of a small subject. This lens also comes under a long zoom lens too, so covers both functions, but with no anti shake so they recommend a tripod or a steady hand. Mine is due Thursday or maybe Wednesday if I'm lucky. Your MF mode is a switch on the side