Quote:Sure, why not?But that's the thing... I don't own a macro lens, nor do I think it's a sensible purchase for me - hence the use of extension tubes (I even totalled the most used one, 21mm, in May while shooting insects in Kyrgyzstan). Ditto the extender - it's a compact and economic way of increasing reach when getting a longer lens is impractical, bulky, impossible (as in no lens with such parameters being available at all), or all of the above, which is my case.
I have done it also even though I have 2 macro lenses plus a number of close-up attachments.
Joju rode his bike from Switzerland to Bohinj. Apparently, he is planning to do likewise across Russia. Why not?
But I only do such crazy things when my mind needs such non-sense.
There is nothing wrong (as such) with doing irrational stuff every so often. But when you start to think that it is â€œnormalâ€ you have a problem and you don't even realise it.
By the way if Joachim comes here I'd be happy to meet him.
Quote:Well, riding on other lenses' / camera's weaknesses is also a bit part of this "doing weird stuff" -and we all enjoy it. Or watching Tony's videos when he talks a lot and says not much. Kai is doing the same, but very entertaining and I think, to watch his videos is like waiting to "will he chop this time his hands as well into pieces or is he just buning another magenta coloured camera body?" And I like his accent, I admit. And his clumsiness as special skill for his job...
There are pearls amongst the YouTubers but most of them are just wasting bandwidth. Hell, why not?
I hate "video reviews" with a passion, and dread to think what happens if / when they become ubiquitous. I would much rather read a well written text, picking out the bits that interest me more, at my own pace instead of waiting through the duration of the video, having to practice language comprehension AND wasting bandwidth.