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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Getting in super close

Most macro lenses can go as close as a 1:1x reproduction, meaning that the image on the sensor is the same size as the object being photographed.  Canon, however, makes a 65mm macro lens that begins at 1x reproduction and goes to 5x. Such extreme magnification is more akin to photographing with a low powered microscope.  While I do not shoot with Canon cameras professionally anymore, I do have this lens and keep a T2i Canon around to use with it.  Because it has an APS-C sensor, this camera actually increases the magnification beyond the rated 5x.  Here are some photos I just took with this camera/lens combo of a CPU chip, and details of a computer motherboard.  In general, these images represent about a 3x magnification.

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