Posts Tagged ‘macro’

The Venus KX800 is a Flexible Macro Twin Flash with the World’s Highest Guide Number


Just months after announcing a 60mm f/2.8 macro lens that has gotten glowing reviews, Chinese gear manufacturer is back with a new product called the KX800. It’s a flexible twin light for macro photography that boasts the world’s highest guide number.
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Lensbaby Velvet 56: A 56mm f/1.6 Manual Focus Lens for Soft Portraits and Macro Shots


Lensbaby has just added a new lens to its lens lineup. The Velvet 56 is a 56mm f/1.6 lens that can be used for super soft portrait shots or for macro images that highlight the details of little things.
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Eye-Popping Macro Shots of Ocean Life Captured with the Sony a7S in Nauticam Housing

The short film above is a dazzling “macro symphony” showing some of the colorful and complicated ocean creatures found off the coast of Indonesia.

It was created by dive photographer Kay Burn Lim, who recently paid a visit to the Lembeh Straits of Indonesia with his Sony a7S, Canon 100mm f/2.8 IS L macro lens, a Nauticam housing, and a prototype port/focusing system for using the Canon lens in the housing.
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Samyang Announces the Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for $549


Korean camera gear company Samyang has announced a new Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens. The manual focus lens provides life-size 1:1 magnification for macro photographs and can be used as a lens for portraits as well.
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The University of Texas to Create Thousands of Insect Macro Photos for the Public Domain


A team at the University of Texas is set to create thousands of macro photographs showing the beauty and diversity of the smallest critters in the state of Texas. Every one of the photos will be released to the public domain, allowing anyone to do anything with the photos without charge (or even permission).
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Adaptalux: How I Designed a Light for the Everyday Macro Photographer


Product design is the notion of transforming an idea into a tangible object that has a purpose. Solving problems with products is what I like to do — it’s how I try to give something back to the world. Adaptalux is something I created recently to give photographers a portable macro studio wherever they go.
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Mold Becomes Strangely Beautiful When Captured in a Macro Photo Time-Lapse

Mold is something people usually don’t want to see, especially on their food, but it’s something that attracted the eye of Russian photographer Nick Lariontsev. He created the fascinating time-lapse video above showing strange beauty of mold when seen up close.
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A Review of the Venus 60mm f/2.8, the World’s First 2:1 Macro Lens with Infinity Focus

Last month, a Chinese company called Venus Optics unveiled a 60mm f/2.8 lens, the first 2:1 magnification lens with infinity focus. Thomas Shahan, the “Bob Ross of macro photography“, was sent a copy from the company and reviewed it in the 4.5-minute video above.
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Macro Photos That Focus In on the Beautiful Details of Ordinary Things

Grain of white sugar by pyanek (AWWOW)

Can you tell what the translucent object is in the photograph above? It’s a single grain of sugar captured in a macro photograph by artist Pyanek, whose “Amazing Worlds Within Our World” project is a series of macro shots that show the beautiful details of ordinary things — things that we generally don’t (or can’t) see with our naked eyes.
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Make a DIY Extension Tube to Turn Your Regular Lens Into a Macro Lens

Looking for a simple weekend project that lets you experiment with photography? Makify created this 4-minute step-by-step tutorial on how you can create a DIY extension tube using some plastic piping to capture macro photos using your regular lens.
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