Macro Photography Tutorial – Part 2 All about Macro equipment
This is the second episode of a video series on Macro Photography. This video describes each type of macro lens and alternate equipment that can be used for Macro Photography.
We would recommend using a DSLR the one you can afford. You can start Macro Photography with basic DSLR and with right use of lenses, light and diffusers, you can get great results even with basic DSLR. The key benefit of a DSLR is that you can try different lens combinations and settle for what’s best for you. Also with a DSLR, you can (and should) shoot in RAW format which will help you get maximum from your shot.
Now this is the most tricky question in Macro Photography. Let’s go from the most expensive to least expensive and compare the results and look at pros and cons of each lens or alternative equipment.
We are only including the “Macro” lenses and not the microscope objectives (which are used for photomicrography).
- Super Macro (Canon MPE 65)
- Dedicated 1:1 Macro Lenses (Canon 100mm, Nikor 105mm)
- Other: Wide Angle Macro
- Alternate: Extension Tubes, Bellows
- Alternate: Supplementary Lens (Raynox, Cheap Diopters)
- Alternate: Reverse Lens (kit lens)
- Alternate: Reverse Lens (Prime lens Reversed on another lens)
- If you have a telephoto zoom lens (like 55-250 or 70-300), We would strongly recommend buying Raynox DCR 250. That’s REAL value for money.
- If you already have a 50 mm lens, then we would definitely recommend an extension tube setup (manual or automatic)
- If you are serious about macro photography and can afford a dedicated macro lens, definitely go for it.
You can take a look at Yogendra’s work in Macro here: http://www.yogendraphotography.com/