Tag: Pro optic

Have Fun With Macro Photography After The Rain.

Rain can be fun and exciting especially if you are thinking of macro photography. That’s just what I did last Thursday. It was raining all morning and the moment the rain eased down, I went outside for some snapshots. At first I was overwhelm, but when I saw the droplets of water decorating the grass […]

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My Canon Camera Gear, Batch 2011

These are my camera and lenses after selling some that I don’t use. From left to right, first row: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras with Third Party Compatible Lens Hood ET-65III from Amazon. – This lens is my go to lens for portraits, it’s small, lightweight, sharp. Also […]

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Macro Photography Tip : Using Patterns and Textures

Nature has a lot to offer and finding simple textures and patterns in subjects like leaves, rocks, trees, fruits can be very exciting and at the same time challenging. Patterns and textures contribute a lot to composition. Like the photo of the leaf above. My intention was to really capture the patterns and the texture […]

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Todays Macro Tip, Patience, You’ll Need a Lot of Them.

Yes, it’s true. If you are serious about macro insect photography there are times that you will need a lot of patience and a lot of practice with your gear. Because insects / bugs move quite a lot, you will have a hard time getting them in focus, unless your insect subject stay still until […]

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Use Flash in Your Macro Photography.

Taken handheld. Flash Off Camera slightly to my left. When I started doing macro I struggle a lot and didn’t really know what was missing , until I realized, “Light”, lots and lots of light. ¬†And after this, everything became easy, thanks to my handy Canon 430 EXII flash and my Demb Diffuser Pro. The […]

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Macro Photography On A Budget – Close-up Filter or Extension Tube

There has been a lot of discussion about this topic and my answer, again, is of course, it depends on your budget. Close-up filters are generally cheaper compare to extension tubes and extension tubes are cheaper compare to true Macro Lenses. What’s the difference between the two? ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS 20DExposure ProgramManualExposure Time1/250ISO400Focal Length85mmMetering ModePattern

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Daddy Long Leg Spiders – Macro Week

Day 4. The Daddy Long Leg Spiders. ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS 20DExposure ProgramShutter PriorityExposure Time1/200ISO400Focal Length85mmMetering ModePattern

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The Bug – Small and Colorful – Macro Week

Day 4. I don’t know what kind of creature this is, but it’s nice and colorful, I see them all time in the bushes. Looks like they feed on leaves and some wild flowers. ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSExposure ProgramManualExposure Time1/250ISO400Focal Length135mmMetering ModeCenter weighted average

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The Fly – Small But Terrible – Macro Week

Day 2. The Fly. ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS 20DExposure ProgramManualExposure Time1/250ISO400Focal Length85mmMetering ModePattern

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Ants – Small But Terrible – Macro Week

This week is Macro Week, let me start with this photograph of an Ant. Aren’t they amazing. ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSExposure ProgramManualExposure Time1/200ISO400Focal Length85mmMetering ModePartial

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Part II – Pro Optic Budget Auto Extension Tube Review

To read Part I, please click here: Continuation of the Pro Optic Mini Review. Close Focusing Distance Comparison. Below are photos of the Extension Tube in use with a EF 85mm F/1.8: Close focusing distance 85mm with 13mm Extension Tube = 14.5 inches ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSExposure ProgramManualExposure Time1/160ISO200Focal Length85mmMetering ModeCenter weighted average

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Pro Optic Budget Auto Extention Tube Set for Canon EOS SLR Cameras Review

Months ago I sold my awesome EF 100mm F/2.8 Macro thinking that I wasn’t really into macro photography, but guess what, it’s been three months and I’m still shooting macro and close up photos here and there. A month after I sold my 100mm macro I bought an extension tube from Adorama, just for the […]

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