We move now from general discussions about photography to macro photography equipment, including some valuable macro photography tips.
Fortunately, the equipment demands of
macro photography are not tremendous. There is not need to go
overboard with multiple camera bodies and a suitcase full of lenses.
If you make well thought-out photography equipment purchases, your macro equipment will serve you well, for years and years. With time and practice, you'll develop your own photo techniques that make the best of your macro equipment.
Take your time selecting your make and manufacturer. Reputation is good, website ratings also, likewise the available accessories. Digital camera software varies in its features and reliability, so that's yet another factor to consider.
When push comes to shove, it's the way the camera body feels in your hand that is the greatest predictor of long-term satisfaction.
Here are other topics we'll cover in this Macro Photography Equipment section:
The main thing to look
for in macro photography equipment is the lens' close-focusing ability.
This can be on
a fixed focal-length compact camera, an SLR with interchangeable
lenses, or a so-called "bridge" system with non-switchable lens but
many of the controls of an SLR.
Chances are good you already own a camera with some close-focusing capability. If you're new to this, or if you're on a tight budget, why not see what you can get out of that camera before plunging in to a new system?
Remember, cameras take pictures, but only a photographer can make a photograph! If close-up photography catches your interest, you'll quickly discover the limitations of whichever system you're using. It may work for you for the rest of your life! If not, you may start thinking seriously about investing in dedicated macro photography equipment.
Macro equipment need not be
complicated. The absolute minimum you'll need to get started is:
Fans of great gear rejoice! and share with us your favorite doodad, geegaw, or gadget that makes creating macro photographs easier, more affordable, or makes the impossible shots possible!
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Marumi 52mm DHG Achromat Macro close up lens, 200 (+5) used on either a Panasonic FZ 100 or a Canon SX40 HS. This combination allows close-up photographs …
My favorite gadjet is the extension tube. It puts space between the lens and the body, which allows the camera to focus on a closer subject. It acts …
My main favorite gadget is my macro ring flash. I just can't work without it when I'm taking my macro photos,especcialy from raindrops on grass.
O-Flash 3/4-Ringlight Attachment
Ringlights are used in medical photography for close-up and macro documentation of bodily injury or disease. Ring-lighted photographs are bright & evenly …