Tag: Achromatic lens

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Comparison: Marumi DHG200 vs. Raynox DCR-250 (Sigma DP3 Merrill)

First of all the most important thing: I wish you all a very Happy New Year! 🙂 In the following posting I’d like to show you some images that can make your decision between the Marumi DHG200 and the Raynox DCR-250 easier. Both achromatic lenses are a good and cheap (~ €70) option to improve ...

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Grasshopper portraits and other macros

You don’t get the chance every year to go for a long walk on Boxing Day. But thanks to the unusually high temperatures that wasn’t any problem this year. On the contrary, taking a walk in the sunshine at 11°C was very pleasant. In my photo bag I had the Sigma DP3M with the achromatic ...

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Macro Power: Sigma DP3 Merrill + Marumi DHG200 + Raynox DCR-250

I’ve taken quite a few nice macro shots with my go-to macro gear (Sigma DP3 Merrill and Marumi DHG200 achromatic lens) in the past. Being curious as I am, I’ve wondered for quite some time, how this combo would perform, if one were to screw an additional achromatic lens on to the Marumi. Since this ...

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My 10 best macro photos taken without a ‘real’ macro lens

When people speak of a ‘real macro’, they usually mean a lens which can achieve a magnification ratio of at least 1:1. Lenses which cannot do that cannot be called macro lenses – at least according to many self-proclaimed photography experts in forums. Personally, I think that people tend to make the same mistake regarding ...

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Macro, what else?

Today I was out and about again with my standard macro setup, the Sigma DP3 Merrill and the Marumi DHG200. Plenty of sun and hardly any wind – perfect conditions for a macro walkabout. And wherever you looked: tiny six-legged monsters, it can’t get better than that. You don’t even have to look closely, just ...

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The Hanged Mosquito

  The following picture of a mosquito caught in a spiderweb could well be one of my best macros. When it comes to image ratio, it is nothing out of the ordinary, the DP3M, paired with the Marumi DHG200 achromatic lens, could perform distinctly better. But of all macros I took in the last years, I like ...

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Macros in windy weather

According to various macro photography experts, it is best to avoid taking macro photos in windy weather. They say that the reject rate is too high, and that it will only lead to frustration. Yet when windy weather with plenty of sunshine was forecast a few days ago I wanted to try it. I took ...

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Review: Sigma DP3M and Marumi +5

So far, I have only been writing reviews on individual lenses and cameras. With the Marumi DHG 200 on top, the DP3M transforms from a tool for portraits, details and close-ups into a genuine macro-camera, so that the achromatic lens and the Merrill now need to be viewed as an entirely new whole. On this ...