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Making My Own DIY Super-Wide-Angle Macro Lens

As we know, wide angle lenses show a larger field of view and therefore make things appear smaller and further away than they are. Which contradicts the concept of macro photography, where we want our subject to be projected onto the sensor at a magnification ratio of at least 1.0x. So how can we combine a wide angle perspective and macro macro-capabilities?

This Simple Conversion Turns Any Zoom Lens Into a Macro Lens

Are you looking for an affordable but also electronic macro lens? Or maybe you have an old kit lens that's just sitting around, collecting dust since your last upgrade? Well then read on, because in this article I am going to share one cool hack that will allow you to transform almost any kit or standard zoom lens into a capable macro lens!

Hasselblad Announces 4 New Lenses for Mirrorless X1D: 3 Primes, 1 Zoom

Hasselblad doesn't want to lose the momentum they gained by being the first to announce a mirrorless medium-format digital camera system with their exciting X1D. Which is why they've decided to announce not one, not two, not even three, but four lenses for the new system coming in 2017. One is available today.

Video Captures All Four Seasons Using Microscope and Macro Footage

The Beauty of Science project bid farewell to 2016 in an appropriately beautiful way. Using old footage and outtakes from their previous experiments, they illustrated all four Earthly seasons in a gorgeous end-of-year video that'll have you itching to break out that macro lens.

Canon Unveils EF-M 28mm f/3.5 STM Macro Lens with Built-In Ring Light

After leaked photos of Canon's first EF-M macro lens appeared online yesterday, we told you to "stay tuned" because we'd likely see an official announcement before long. Less than 24 hours later, we have the official announcement!

Say hello to the EF-M 28mm f/3.5 STM macro lens with built-in "Micro Lites."

A Review of the Laowa 15mm f/4 and Its Crazy Close 4.7mm Working Distance

Here's a new video review by Thomas Shahan, the "Bob Ross of bug shots," of the new Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 1:1 wide angle macro lens.

There are a number of interesting features in this manual-focus lens, including a buit-in shift mechanism and a crazy close 4.7mm working distance -- you can position your lens just millimeters away from your subject.

Find a $1 Macro Lens for Your Phone Inside a Cheap Laser Pointer

If you want to take Lensbaby-style selective focus macro shots using your phone, go buy a cheap laser pointer. Photographer Zaheer Mohiuddin writes that the lens inside laser pointers (the one that focuses the laser) works well as a macro lens for the tiny cameras found on smartphones. After taking the device apart and finding the small gem-like lens, simply attach it to your camera with some tape to start shooting close-up pictures.

Sigma Slaps a Price Tag and Release Date on Its 1:1 180mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

Back in January of this year Sigma announced that it was working on the world's first 1:1 180mm f/2.8 macro lens, which was to play the role of successor to the company's popular 180mm f/3.5 EX DG lens. Sadly, at the time Sigma gave us no indication of when we might be seeing the lens IRL, or how much we might have to pony up to get our hands on it. But a couple of days ago on Friday the 13th (let's hope that's not a bad omen) Sigma answered both of those questions.