Still Life With Guinness
I ordered a set of four close-up lenses, the first time I have ever had any, and they arrived on Friday. My set are of 52mm diameter and so can be used on two of my lenses, the kit 18-55mm lens and my water-damaged but fully functioning Pentax 50-200mm zoom, giving me a lot of flexibility.
When I tried them out, they were a revelation! I was astounded at what even the ones with the least magnification, +1, opened up, and spent a lot of time trying them out, photographing kitchen objects.
I also went round to a friend's with them and took some garden shots, but these were hampered by failing light and rain and were unsuccessful.
The kitchen tests shots were not really suitable for blipping either, so at the end of the evening, purely for the camera, I opened a can of Guiness with its famous widget in it, christening a new Guinness beer glass. According to Wikipedia, 'Nitrogen is less soluble than carbon dioxide, which allows the beer to be put under high pressure without making it fizzy. The high pressure of dissolved gas is required to enable very small bubbles to be formed by forcing the draught beer through fine holes in a plate in the tap, which causes the characteristic "surge".' The full article is here.
I poured a full glass with a lovely widget-produced head - can't think what happened to that.
Lens: Pentax 50-200mm (+1 close-up lens)
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