One of the things I love about working through these random shots is realizing where my current limitations are and developing strategies, plans and work-arounds to improve. While I like both of these clips, I was pushing the boundaries of my Sigma 24mm Macro lens. The matchbox was as close as I could get and still stay in it's minimum depth of field. At this distance and focal length, the match head was not filling the frame as much as I had originally envisioned. To me, this experience then means researching and eventually purchasing a longer macro lens for extreme close-ups (Please feel free to leave suggestions of what type YOU like in the comment section below).
The one benefit to restricting myself to this distance, was the amount of surface area I had on the match box to strike it and still keep the action in frame ... holy cow! It was REALLY hard to strike that match, even within these wider than desired confines. If you look closely, you'll be able to see the wood bending due to the force that I needed to apply to get the match to ignite.
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These videos were shot using a Sony NEX-FS700 and the Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX DG Lens with a Metabones EF to NEX Speedboster Adapter