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.
Articles tagged "macro-photography"
Jul 3, 2017 at 19:57
Accessories manufacturer Fotodiox has launched a new series of lens adapters for mirrorless camera users that feature a built-in variable extension tube for macro shooting.
The Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro offers 1:1 magnification for a relatively minimal investment. We took it to our local conservatory and around the neighborhood to see how well it performs when getting extremely close to our subject. See gallery
Dec 6, 2016 at 12:00
Continuing our 'Gear of the Year' series, staffer Sam Spencer discusses a lens that has made a significant visual contribution to the site this year – the latest Tamron 90mm F2.8 Macro. Read more
Oct 15, 2016 at 11:00
Nikon's Small World Microphotography competition continues to celebrate all things tiny and gross, and invites you to weigh in on its Popular Vote competition. 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
sample galleryApr 19, 2016 at 12:00
Tamron's venerable 90mm F2.8 Macro is re-born. This iteration, announced in February of this year, offers stabilization, 1:1 magnification and focusing as close as 13.9cm/5.5in. With springtime springing in Seattle, we put it through its paces. See more
lens newsJun 23, 2015 at 18:41
Chinese lens manufacturer Anhui ChangGeng Optical Technology Company Limited has introduced what it describes as the world's widest 1:1 macro lens. The Venus Optics Laowa 15mm F4 is designed for full frame sensor cameras and can focus down to just 12cm from the front element, and is equipped with a +/-6mm shift function for architectural work at normal focusing distances. Read more
Apr 8, 2015 at 18:49
Chinese flash manufacturer Venus Optics has launched a double headed macro flash unit, claiming that it has the highest guide number in the world for such a device. The Kuangren Macro Twin Flash KX-800 uses a pair of flash heads on extending flexible arms that can be positioned in front of the lens for extreme close-up work. Another arm houses an LED light to help with focusing. Read more
Mar 27, 2015 at 18:35
Adaptalux has introduced a new portable lighting studio, likewise called Adaptalux, which is designed specifically for macro photography. The design is modular in nature, allowing photographers to 'rebuild' it in different ways to meet different needs. This is achieved using a core Control Pod into which Lighting Arms are plugged, with each Lighting Arm being customizable in regards to color, beam angle, brightness and diffusion. Read more
Mar 25, 2015 at 20:23
The University of Texas has initiated a new crowdfunding campaign that, if successful, will result in macro photos of insects being released into the public domain. The funding for the project will be used to support the students learning to use the imaging system, to improve the photography hardware, and to help pay for the Web hosting. Read more
lens newsJan 14, 2015 at 19:02
Anhui ChangGeng Optical Technology Company Limited, a new Chinese lens manufacturer, has introduced a 60mm lens under the Venus Optics brand name that it says can deliver 2x magnification macro photography. The f/2.8 manual focus lens is designed to cover both full frame and APS-C sensors for macro work, but will introduce vignetting when used at normal focus distances with the larger format. Read more
Photographer Don Komarechka likes to explore the world that we cannot see with our own eyes. Every winter he produces an incredibly detailed photo series on snowflakes, using a pair of black mittens as the backdrop and a high quality macro lens to reveal the unique crystalline structures in incredible detail. Read our Q&A and take a look at his photos. See gallery
A solid understanding of compositional principles is crucial to photographic success. Macro photography presents unique challenges and solutions for generating captivating images. Nature Photographer Erez Marom discusses the compositional guidelines he uses when creating a macro photograph.
Oct 19, 2011 at 21:47
Erez Marom elborates about point of view in a macro shot, as well as the importance of finding and shooting special scenes.
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