Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Macro Differences

200mm Macro Lens
Not all macro tools are created equal. The proof is in the examples in this post.

I have two primary tools for macro photography. The photo on the left was shot with a 200mm macro. It is a decent close up photo, but it isn't truly a macro.

A true macro will lend itself to abstraction of the subject. The 200mm lens won't focus close enough to a subject to abstract the subject.
50mm with Extension Tubes
This is where a tool like extension tubes or macro filters come in handy.

Using extension tubes and a 50mm f/1.8 lens I can get closer. I can abstract. A $15 set of macro tubes can do more to abstract than a $450 macro lens.

Give it a test yourself and see just how close you can get for $15.

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