Melissa Niu of Photofocus and Chase Reynolds of LensRentals.com talk with lifestyle portrait photographer Tamara Lackey about her favorite lens – the Nikkor Macro 105mm.
At the time of writing this article, we’re just entering my favorite time of year: Autumn. Here in the Pacific Northwest, the temps are starting to drop, rainclouds are beginning to move in, and my favorite seasonal veggies and ales are making their way to the tabletops of my local farmers market. I’m very fortunate […]
Here are the basics: 13 lens elements, 10 groups of lenses 1:1 reproduction ratio (photos will be 17.5mm across at closest focusing distance) Aperture range F2.8 – F22 Minimum focus distance of 19cm (7.5 inches). Dimensions 82mm x 56mm, weight 185 grams Filter size 46mm The Olympus MSC ED M. 60mm f/2.8 Lens is a […]
Guest post and photos by Robert O’Toole – Follow Robert on Twitter Complete setup as pictured above: Canon 5D MK II, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO Macro lens, SunpakPF20XD flash, dual flash bracket made into a single flash bracket and Studio hut PT-04 Radio flash trigger. After I developed my lightweight hand holdable reasonably priced macro […]
Post & Photo by Joe Farace – Follow Joe on Twitter The classic definition of macro photography is that the image projected onto the digital sensor (or film plane) should be the same size as the subject. In other words, an SLR at a 1:1 ratio, an SLR with a full-sized chip should have the […]
This continues a series of tips I’m going to publish for new photographers. For those of you who already know this stuff, I promise to keep the more advanced posts coming for you. Alex Henderson from New Orleans, LA wrote – “What is a macro lens and why would I want one.” Macro is another […]
1. If you’re new to macro and just want to put your toe into the water before diving in head first, you can save some money and buy a simple close up lens kit to get a feel for macro work. If you like it – then you can buy a real macro lens later. […]