Articles tagged "macro"

DPReview TV: Create beautiful abstract photos with polarized crystals (DIY project)

Tiny crystals on a glass slide may look unimpressive to the naked eye, but with a macro lens and some polarizing filters they become magical. We show you how to make your own.

Venus Optics releases Canon RF, Nikon Z mount version of its Laowa 100mm F2.8 2X APO Macro lens

The new Canon RF and Nikon Z mount versions join the previously-available models for Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony FE camera systems.

Frozen soap bubbles create scenes from a fantasy world

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

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.

DPReview TV: Tamron 20mm F2.8 review

The Tamron 20mm F2.8 DI III OSD M1:2 lens for Sony E-mount boasts close-focusing capability and a 1:2 magnification ratio. It's also incredibly affordable. Could this be a great wide angle macro lens for Sony shooters?

ZY Optics announces its Mitakon Creator 85mm F2.8 1-5X 'Super Macro' lens

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.

UV photography sample images (DPReview TV)

Bright, colorful and entirely unpredictable – shooting with UV lights and fluorescent materials makes for some incredible imagery. Take a look at sample images from this week's DPReview TV episode.

Tokina announces redesigned ATX-i 100mm F2.8 1:1 Macro lens for Canon EF, Nikon F mounts

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.

Meike launches 85mm F2.8 Macro manual lens for Nikon Z-Mount

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.

Laowa 100mm F2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO sample gallery

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.

Meike adds Canon RF, Nikon Z mount options to its manual focus 85mm F2.8 macro lens

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.

Slideshow: IGPOTY Macro Art Photo Contest Winners

International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) has announced the winning images and finalists of the 13th Macro Art Photo Project, featuring the work of photographers from around the world.

Irix teases its first cine lens, a 150mm T3.0 1:1 Macro lens for EF, Sony E, MFT and PL mounts

Irix is taking the leap to cinema glass with its upcoming 150mm T3.0 1:1 Macro lens.

Venus Optics announces pricing, availability of its Laowa 100mm F2.8 2:1 macro lens

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.

Video: COOPH shares 5 inexpensive ideas for macro photography

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.

Tokina announces new 100mm F2.8 1:1 macro lens for Sony E mount cameras

The lens features a 1:1 maximum magnification ratio, a minimum focusing distance of 30cm (11.8in) and weighs 570g (1.3lbs).

7Artisans announces a new 60mm macro lens for multiple mounts

7Artisans is set to launch a new macro lens in a range of mounts from MFT to APS-C in May this year.

Slideshow: International Garden Photographer of the Year Winners

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.

Video: UV light brings out the ethereal colors of everyday objects

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.

DPReview TV: Sigma 70mm F2.8 Macro Art lens review

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.

Canon patent details schematics for a possible RF 90mm F2.8L IS Macro lens

A recently published patent from Canon details the schematics for a medium telephoto macro lens with image stabilization for its new RF mount.

Fujifilm releases firmware updates for its X-T3, X-H1 cameras and 80mm F2.8 macro lens

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.

Irix 150mm F2.8 Macro 1:1 lens preorders arrive ahead of December release

Irix has opened up pre-orders for its 150mm F2.8 Macro 1:1 lens, which is expected to ship in December 2018.

IRIX announces 150mm F2.8 Macro 1:1 lens with near-zero distortion

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.

Leica releases Elpro 52 close-up lens adapter

Leica has released the Elpro 52, a close-up lens adapter that works 3with more than 20 Leica M and TL lenses.

Venus Optics launches 'weird but revolutionary' macro probe lens

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.

Fujifilm releases 1.4x teleconverter and macro extension tubes for GF system

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.

CP+ 2018: Hands-on with Sigma 105mm F1.4 Art 'bokeh master' & 70mm macro

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'.

Structure: Moving 4K close-ups shot at up to 1000x magnification

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.

Lensbaby launches $50 macro filter kit

The Lensbaby 46mm Macro Kit comprises of three stackable filters with different magnification levels, which can be combined with several of the company's "bokeh effect" lenses.

DIY: How I built my own super macro rig for less than $250

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.

The Polaroid LED Macro Flexi is an affordable macro light

Polaroid's new LED Macro Flash Flexi light aims to make macro lighting easier without breaking the bank.

Getting the shot: macro photos of paint and water that look like CGI

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.

Canon introduces EF-S 35mm F2.8 macro lens with built-in ring light

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

Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review

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

From another planet: Venus LAOWA 15mm F4 Wide Angle Macro quick review

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

Readers' Showcase: Macro photography

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

Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes

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

Stunning images of things invisible to the naked eye

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

Macro photographs reveal the tiny, brutal world of ant warfare

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.

High-speed macro photographer shares his setup

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.

Shooting Small Flowers with a Macro Lens
Shooting small flowers has many challenges. This describes both the equipment and process of one approach.