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Articles tagged "macro"
lens newsApr 20, 2020 at 16:44
The new Canon RF and Nikon Z mount versions join the previously-available models for Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony FE camera systems.
sample galleryMar 25, 2020 at 12:00
In a recent episode of DPReview TV, new host Don Komarechka introduced us to the magical world of frozen soap bubbles. Take a look at some of the fantastical images he captured – and give the video a watch if you missed it the first time around.
DPReview TV: New show premiere! Host Don Komarechka combines photography and simple science projects
videoMar 21, 2020 at 07:00
We're adding a new show to the DPReview TV lineup! Host Don Komarechka will share simple science projects that can be replicated at home to create stunning images. Sit back, relax and watch a mad scientist at work.
lens newsDec 3, 2019 at 15:15
ZY Optics says the lens was specifically designed ‘to have one of the longest working distance for any super macro lens.’ It's available in eight mount options and retails for $499.
lens newsNov 15, 2019 at 05:00
The lens features a 1:1 magnification ratio, Tokina's One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism and will retail for $429 when it hits shelves on December 6.
lens newsOct 15, 2019 at 17:58
Meike has added yet another mount option to its 85mm F2.8 manual macro lens, which was previously available for Canon RF, Canon EF, Sony E/FE and Nikon F mounts.
sample gallerySep 17, 2019 at 12:00
The Laowa 100mm F2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO is unusual among macro optics for offering a maximum reproduction ratio of 2:1. Check out our gallery to see how it performs.
lens newsAug 15, 2019 at 20:27
The new Canon RF and Nikon Z mount options add to the Sony E, Fuji X, MFT, Canon EF and Nikon F mount versions currently available.
lens newsJul 8, 2019 at 17:21
Irix is taking the leap to cinema glass with its upcoming 150mm T3.0 1:1 Macro lens.
lens newsMay 9, 2019 at 22:08
Venus Optics has announced that the Laowa 100mm F2.8 macro lens it first showed at Photokina last year will cost $449 + tax and will begin shipping at the end of this month.
videoApr 22, 2019 at 16:43
Cooperative of Photography, more commonly referred to as COOPH, has shared a video on its YouTube channel showing five inexpensive ways to take unique macro photos.
lens newsApr 21, 2019 at 16:19
The lens features a 1:1 maximum magnification ratio, a minimum focusing distance of 30cm (11.8in) and weighs 570g (1.3lbs).
lens newsFeb 28, 2019 at 13:47
7Artisans is set to launch a new macro lens in a range of mounts from MFT to APS-C in May this year.
Feb 15, 2019 at 21:19
The 12th International Garden Photographer of the Year winners have been announced. We've gathered the top photos from each category and rounded them up into a slideshow.
videoFeb 7, 2019 at 15:56
Mathieu Stern has published a video showing experimental work with off-visible-spectrum specialist Pierre Luis Ferrer in which they use a handheld UV torch to illuminate fruit and everyday objects.
videoJan 5, 2019 at 14:00
This week on DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan test Sigma's latest macro lens, the 70mm F2.8 DG Macro Art. Find out why they like it in this uniquely Canadian presentation.
Dec 27, 2018 at 17:42
A recently published patent from Canon details the schematics for a medium telephoto macro lens with image stabilization for its new RF mount.
Dec 17, 2018 at 19:40
Fujifilm has made firmware version 2.0 available on its website for its X-T3 and X-H1 mirrorless cameras, as well as an incremental update for its 80mm F2.8 macro lens.
lens newsNov 6, 2018 at 19:30
Irix has opened up pre-orders for its 150mm F2.8 Macro 1:1 lens, which is expected to ship in December 2018.
Sep 24, 2018 at 15:44
IRIX has announced its latest lens, the 150mm F2.8 Macro 1:1. IRIX claims the lens features 'close to zero' distortion and stands out with its 150mm telephoto focal length.
lens newsAug 2, 2018 at 18:50
Venus Optics has announced a new probe-shaped macro lens that captures 2x life size images down a 40cm / 15.7in barrel. The Laowa 24mm f/14 Macro Probe lens is designed to produce extreme macro on full frame bodies, and to reach subjects that are hard to approach.
Apr 12, 2018 at 05:00
Fujifilm is set to ship three new lens accessories for its GF medium format system. The 1.4x teleconverter is designed for use with the new 250mm F4 lens, while the two extension tubes allow for higher magnification ratios with any GF lens.
Mar 1, 2018 at 03:01
Sigma's new 105mm F1.4 DG HSM is a beast, weighing in at 1.6 kilos. We're at the CP+ tradeshow in Yokohama, Japan, where we just got our hands on what Sigma is calling the 'bokeh master'.
videoJan 17, 2018 at 20:23
In his video Structure, photographer Drew Geraci shows how everyday objects become fascinating landscapes when captured in moving 4K shots at up to 1000x magnification.
Sep 13, 2017 at 16:21
Trying out super macro photography can be a really expensive endeavor, but it doesn't have to be. In fact, photographer Micael Widell built his own homebrew rig for less than $250.
Aug 25, 2017 at 15:14
Polaroid's new LED Macro Flash Flexi light aims to make macro lighting easier without breaking the bank.
Jun 22, 2017 at 17:53
These macro photos of clouds of paint billowing through clear water might look like high-quality CGI, but they're real photographs. And photographer Alberto Seveso told us how they were made.
lens newsApr 6, 2017 at 04:00
Canon has introduced a compact 35mm F2.8 macro lens with a built-in LED ring light and a 3cm minimum focus distance. Read more
Jul 21, 2016 at 21:13
Thanks to built-in LEDs and very close focusing abilities, Canon's 28mm F3.5 for EOS M offers a great place to start learning more about shooting macro. Read review
reviewMar 13, 2016 at 12:00
A full-frame, ultra-wide angle macro lens from a very new brand provides a unique option for users of many different systems and lens mounts. Combining a 1:1 macro, wide angle of view and shift lens into a single body, the Venus LAOWA 15mm F4 is a lens with more than a few tricks up its sleeve. This article explores those abilities and provides some real world samples from both full-frame and APS-C cameras. Read more
While it’s easy to get swept up in the stream of announcements over the next few weeks, it’s also a good idea to remember why we buy that gear - to make great photos. What better way to do it than to showcase the excellent work of our own community? This week we asked users of our Macro and Still Life Photography forum to submit their favorite macro shots for inclusion in our Readers' Showcase. Unsurprisingly, we saw a lot of great work. See gallery
Dec 2, 2013 at 08:01
Moscow-based photographer Alexey Kljatov is a keen macro photographer, and for the past couple of years he's been producing closeup shots of snowflakes. His inexpensive homemade rig delivers extraordinary magnification, revealing an incredible amount of detail in the intricate crystals of ice. See his setup and gallery of snowflakes
Nov 1, 2013 at 08:00
A close up of a corkscrew-shaped plankton, a look into a weaver spider's abdomen, and a microscopic view of a mouse's spine are among the winners of this year's Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. Dutch photographer Wim van Egmond took top prize for his Chaetoceros debilis (marine diatom) image. See gallery
Jul 29, 2013 at 21:25
Think ants are only interested in crashing your summer picnic? When they're not after our stray watermelon slices, it seems they're busy in engaging in ant-to-ant combat. Alex Wild's macro photography reveals the warring nature (and surprisingly frightening jaws) of these seemingly unassuming insects. His photos reveal fights over territory, conflicts between colonies and brutal take-downs that rival UFC brawls - all going on otherwise unnoticed at our feet.
German photographer Markus Reugels has gained quite a bit of attention over the years for his stunning and colorful high-speed photographs of the shapes and forms created when liquid is dropped into water. If you've ever been curious as to what it takes to get images like these, Reugels talks briefly about the equipment and technique he's currently using and shares an image of his actual setup.
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