Macro Photography, Part 1 – Photography with Imre – Episode 29

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Episode 29 of my photography series is about macro photography (part 1 of 2). Please subscribe and feel free to submit video requests! Also check out my other sites on the Web: Blogs: binarygraphite.blogspot.com or binarygraphite.tumblr.com Facebook: www.facebook.com Twitter: twitter.com

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binarygraphite says:

You’re very welcome and good to hear that you’re happy with the macro filters! And thank you for the compliment; it just takes many years and lots of research is all. Feel free to sub if you enjoy the episodes. 🙂

binarygraphite says:

… Close-up lenses can increase the image magnification quite well, but the image quality can suffer (e.g. become a little soft, especially towards the edges of the frame. In order, I would recommend the reversing ring if you can find one for the Sony, then the close-up filters and lastly the extension tube. Good luck.

binarygraphite says:

Hi. If you have a short focal length lens (e.g. under 35mm), then you’ll likely get good results and a fair amount of magnification from a reversing ring and I doubt they are too expensive; mine cost around $10. The extension tube would be ok, but most are fairly short so your increase in magnification may not be that much (but again, fairly inexpensive). Macro or close-up filters are probably going to cost the most; my Hoya set of three filters cost about $130.

nate42nd says:

Thanks for the reply. Very good answer. 1:1 IS 1:1 no matter how one looks at it. If / when I upgrade to full frame I will find out how much difference there is. I love macro photography and the 7D is a nice camera to do it with. Keep doing videos. I am an advanced photographer so some of the stuff I already know, but I like your videos. I do a lot of photography videos. It’s amazing how many people like the same hobby as us. Have a great day!

binarygraphite says:

The crop factor value, like 1.6 or 2 (4/3 type) makes it easier to relate equivalent focal lengths needed on a full frame cam to produce a similar photo on a smaller sensor cam. E.g. A 100mm lens on a 4/3 cam is similar to using a 200mm lens on a full frame cam. Optically though, even if the field of view appears almost the same on the two cams, the 200mm will deliver a slightly different image (truly magnified; subjects in the distance will be larger).

binarygraphite says:

Not quite but here’s how it works. Let’s say you had that 100mm macro lens capable of 1:1 magnification on a full frame sensor. On smaller sensor cameras the photograph captured is only a part of what the lens is projecting, hence “crop” factor. It might appear that the image is being magnified more, but the magnification of the lens does not change. A 100mm lens on a full frame camera is still 100mm on a cropped sensor camera, but the sensor records a smaller part of the scene.

nate42nd says:

How about using a 100mm macro lens on a 1.6X sensor like my 7D. Does that make the magnification more than 1:1? I think it does but what do you say about this? Great videos by the way.

binarygraphite says:

That’s very kind of you! Thank you! 🙂

binarygraphite says:

That’s very kind of you! Thank you! 🙂

franmol01 says:

arguably the most intelligent and informative videos on photography i have seen on you tube…

binarygraphite says:

Thank you kindly! Interesting about the insects, even here in Calgary I haven’t seen that many bees and such around. Lots of mosquitoes and dragonflies though! And I would really like to see some of your photos. Is your Picasa album public? Mind sharing the link?

binarygraphite says:

Thank you, glad you liked! I got the adapters from triple-w_dot fotodiox_ c_o_m. The reverse ring was $15 and the filter to filter coupler was $8.

geru2000 says:

Not much into Macro or Micro but last week I decided to attempt some shots of bees. Hiked back into the woods set everything up and not one single bee in the 30 minutes I wasted :-). I not only saw no bees I saw no other insects. My luck at least lately.

I ended taking shots of weeds on way out of the woods and back to the car. Shockingly they look pretty good so I put them in my Picasa Album. 🙂

Great Video though………………..

imnakedallthetime says:

Great video, Imre! I’m curious as to where I might be able to find a filter to filter coupler to attach the two lenses. Like you, I use the 4/3 system on my olympus camera.

binarygraphite says:

Thanks Ken! Yes, opens up some interesting visuals for sure.

KennethKramm says:

Great! Looking forward to part 2. Your videos are very informative. The world is very interesting up-close, and I’m just now learning how to photograph it. Thanks.

FirebrandNIRE says:

cheers!!

eimzic says:

accidentally removed my previous comment 😛

binarygraphite says:

You’re welcome! Yea that’s a nifty way of getting some good magnification; tiny depth of field though.

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