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May 8, 2018

Introduction

It has been discussed and debated by many fellow extreme macro photographers whether to use flash or continuous light for extreme macro photography. On one side, people think that flash is better because flash has shorter duration and can freeze an image. O...

April 20, 2018

Why is your insect subject so clean? This question comes up very often when I post a stacked image on Facebook or Flickr. The reason for this question is probably due to the fact that most insect subjects are “dirty” – pollen, dusts, or other little things that are par...

April 20, 2018

Though my first extreme macro lens is not this EL-Nikkor 50 f/2.8N enlarger lens, it is the second one after searching through the internet and various macro related forums. I totally bought the idea that enlarger lenses are designed to project a small negative film on...

April 20, 2018

Overview

Many people started out macro photography with close up add-on lenses, some are cheap and some are not so cheap. One set of well known and widely used add-on lenses are Raynox DC-150 and DC-250. These close up add-on lenses are very convenient to use, simply sc...