September’s Facebook Photo Challenge theme was “Close-up” and we had some fantastic entries. From insects, flowers and fungi to macro details of everyday objects, it appears to have been a theme many enjoyed. We loved your entries but he had to get them down to our favourites – so here they are!
You don’t have to jet off to an exotic location to get memorable images of plants and wildlife. There is plenty of scope close at hand in your own – or a friend’s – garden. In this article, nature and wildlife photographer Heather Angel explains what to look out for and how best to capture it.
Close Up photography, also known as macro, is something we’ve all dabbled in at some point throughout our photographic journey and it is a topic that requires a steady hand, patience and skill. Macro offers us a new world of perspective…
Thanks to everyone who entered the April competition with the theme Light & Shade! Moving right along…the May Google+ competition theme will be Close Up. So, get your macro lens out or get down on the ground and up, close & personal with your subject!
I was half expecting the 150mm to be a slightly more grown up version of Sigma’s 105mm macro that I tried last year. This, however, is a very different beast; modern, slick and smooth.
Today Nikon announced the latest addition to their lens line-up, the DX-format Nikkor 40mm f/2.8 G. This micro lens boasts a true 1:1 reproduction ratio, minimum focusing distance of 0.163m (from focal plain) as well as the large maximum aperture of f2.8, making it a promising Macro lens.
For the benefit of any of you that are interested in the Photokina happenings, but didn’t want to travel to Germany, weren’t able to go to Germany, or, like some of us, had to stay behind and work while your colleagues went to Germany, we will be updating you with all the latest goings-on via the WEX blog and Twitter. What’s more, in an exciting new venture for WEX, we will be bringing you and visitor’s-eye view of some of the stands and products in the form of WEX TV video clips!
From the moment you pick it up the heft and workmanship makes it clear that this is a quality bit of kit. That’s not to say it’s quite up to the minute but it has the well machined charm of pre digital photography which the snazzy finish doesn’t disguise.
…it turns out that the humble macro lens doesn’t have to be reserved for occasions when you’re knee deep in swamp water and face to face with a frog, or on your belly in a meadow chasing a ladybird through the grass…
A new weather resistant Pentax 100mm f2.8 macro lens has been revealed today, designed to complement the class leading weather sealing of the Pentax K-7 digital SLR. In addition to the WR construction, the lens features Super Protection (SP) coating to protect against dust & grease and reduce reflections to deliver clear high-contrast images.