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Yes there are "super" macro lenses available. A macro lens usually provides up to 1x magnification, i.e. it can focus close enough to project an image onto the sensor that is life size. Super macro lenses go beyond 1x. The most widely available off the shelf super-marco is the Canon MP-E 65mm which offers up to 5x magnification. Using this lens on an ...


There are a few routes I think you can go with this but extension tubes, ring lights, and focus stacking are probably the most practical for your constraints (i.e must use DSLR). In the past, I used a fiber optic light to tightly control my light source. I used an older variant ...


Your best bet would be a fiber-optic camera. Depending on your budget, you might be able to get a crappy one on ebay for around $100 or you could spend upwards of 6k at

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