This site has moved to another blog called, ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY. There will me no further posts to this site. The new site will continue so show my regular shooting progress, but will also contain other topics on photography, such as hands-on equipment and software reviews, historical information on photography, and much more.

When it was set up, the DAILY STOCK SHOT PROJECT was supposed to be a one year project. Last year I extended the project another year due to the popularity of the site, but now it is time to move on.

If you wish to continue following, please visit my new blog at ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY and save it as a new link.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Canon has a 60mm MP-E Macro f/2.8 lens that is really more than we normally think of as a "macro" photography lens.  It starts where other macros leave off at reproduction range of 1:1, and it extends out to 5:1, which is five times life size.  This is more akin to a low power microscope lens.  On an APS sensor the magnification is magnified 1.5 times more for a range of 1.5x to 7.5x.  The photo of a pill capsule above was done with a standard 50mm macro to show you where I started.

Here is the same situation as above but done with the Canon 65mm Macro lens set at 1.5x.

A typewriter key of a dollar sign at about 3x magnification with the Canon MP-E 65mm Macro and a Canon 550D (Rebel T2i).  The image below  has the same technical data as this one.

I do a lot of extreme close in macro photography and the Canon 65mm macro is one of a kind, and the main reason I still keep a Canon camera outfit around.  The lens is far easier to use than mounting a lens on a bellows extension, which is the alternative with other camera manufacturers. 

No comments:

Post a Comment