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How to Achieve Super Magnification for Insect Macro Photography

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Field Insect Super Macro Photography Methods There are many ways to achieve super macro magnification for insect field work, but many have prohibitive disadvantages. Some are costly such as Canon’s remarkable MP-E 65mm lens. Others require highly specialized gear like enlarger lenses. And some configurations are suited for studio photography…

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Reverse Mounted Nikon 18-55mm lens for Macro Photography

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Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II Zoom Lens (non Vibration Reduction) As a ubiquitous kit lens bundled with many of Nikon’s DX cameras, you might already own one and not realize the powerful macro tool that you have. I had one lying around from years ago that I’d…

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Flash Diffuser for Studio Macro Photography

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This setup is simple enough to make that the photos are self-explanatory. I scoured every shelf of my supermarket for a food container that would be suitable as a diffuser. It’s simple, self supporting, cheap, produces perfect lighting, and even acts as a little corral for wee beasties. With most…

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Two Inexpensive Macro Focus Rails Compared

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Why do you need focus rails for ultra macro photography and not just a regular tripod head? To perform focus stacking; a series of perfectly aligned shots, each with a slightly different focus point. Stacking software then blends the in-focus areas from each photo into a composite image that should…

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How to pick best f-stop for best Image Quality in Ultra Macro Photography

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Image Quality can matter more than DOF Within the magnification-seeking macroverse of reverse mounted lenses, photographers often choose a small f-stop for greater depth of field. However, when reverse mounted, poor image quality caused by diffraction at small f-stops can have a worse effect on the image than shallow DOF….

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