Tag: macro

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SIGMA 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens

Rain, bad weather, a somber mood and yet there’s an unbounded enthusiasm to take photos? That’s how I was feeling a couple of days ago, so I decided spontaneously to visit the Butterfly House once again! This time I brought my  SIGMA 105 f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens, because for me,  it is ...

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Sigma 20mm/f1.4 First Impressions

Being a proud owner of the Sigma 105mm/f2.8 Macro lens, the decision to buy the Sigma 20mm/f1.4 DG HSM was some kind of a turnaround. Being an enthusiastic macro and portrait photographer I finally took this decision after a friend had returned from his vacation with exciting outdoor-pictures taken with this lens. The ultra wide-angle ...

More bird photos and a couple of macro shots (150-600mm C)

With over 20 degrees on Monday, to me, it didn’t feel like winter at all. I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to take some great bird shots, so I took my SD1 Merrill and the 150-600mm C on a photo session. After hours of making use of the heavy equipment, my hair and my undershirt ...

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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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DP2 Quattro, Marumi DHG200 and Raynox DCR-250

While taking photos of the Christmas tree ornaments it struck me that my two achromatic lenses, Marumi DHG200 and Raynox DCR-250, have increased Sigma DP2 Quattro’s magnification factor quite considerably, despite DP2Q’s short focal length. I found that quite interesting, given that achromatic lenses are supposed to increase the magnification factor more, the longer the ...

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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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Sigma DP3M Marumi, DHG200 and Raynox DCR-250 on a real macro photo stroll

Here on my blog I’ve already shown some photos I shot with my Sigma DP3M and the achromatic lenses Marumi DHG200 and Raynox DCR-250. However, those were only test images of a tape measure in order to find out what magnification factor the combination achieves. Besides that, I’ve documented the fan replacement on my neighbor’s ...

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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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On a photo walk with an “old friend”

After all the photo walks with Art Lenses and the DP2 Quattro, it was time again to take the DP3 Merrill for a walk. From Sunday on it’s supposed to get a lot colder, so today’s photo walk is likely to have been the last chance for a few macros this year. As soon as ...

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Samuel Jaffe shows in his pictures how beautiful caterpillars can be

The US-American nature photograph Samuel Jaffe discovered his enthusiasm for the world of animals and plants when he was still very young. About five years ago, he turned to breeding and photographing caterpillars. After many impressive photos and a number of exhibitions and lectures, his hobby-project lead to the founding of The Caterpillar Lab in ...