Macro photography is a specialized area typically dealing with very small subjects. Macro photography is often defined as photography when the image focussed onto the sensor plane is life-size or larger. Macro lenses are lenses which are designed with macro photography in mind by allowing for closer focussing distances. There are also lower cost alternatives such as close up filters, extension tubes and reverse lens mounts.
- What is a Macro Lens?
- What should I consider when purchasing a macro lens?
- Which scenarios are better shot with a prime lens versus zoom lens or macro lens?
- What does the magnification ratio number mean on a macro lens?
- What macro techniques offer an alternative to expensive optics?
- Which suits better for hobby usage: extension tubes vs. close-up filter?
- How can I take a macro shot without a macro lens?
- What are Extension Tubes?
- How can I calculate what the effect of an extension tube will be?