Review of the Canon MP-E65mm 1-5x f2.8 Macro Lens has begun

Yesterday I received a Canon MP-E65mm 1-5x Macro lens for review. This is an unusual lens, in that it focuses from 1x magnification to 5x magnification to a full frame sensor. This is a manual focus lens that does not focus to infinity. It is exclusively for macro. To start the testing process I grabbed […]

Sigma 150mm f2.8 Macro EX DG APO Camera Lens Test

We’ve had the Sigma 150mm macro for awhile and here are some test results I’ve been very impressed with the Sigma lenses I have seen recently. So I was curious to see how their longish macro lens, the 150mm would perform. The lens is available in Canon, Nikon, Sigma and Olympus/Panasonic mounts. The rationale for […]

Digital Macro Photography, An Overview

In this article we explore some aspects of macro photography with digital cameras. Macro is an excellent photography area that can really make good use of the strengths of digital cameras. This is the first of a series of articles on macro techniques and subjects. 0.5 second, f16 and 100ISO, Sigma 70mm Macro on Canon […]

Depth of Field – How Does It Really Work?

Depth of field is one of the least well-used aspects of photographic control. Yet it really is very simple to get your head around. A camera lens will actually only focus one single, flat (if it is a good lens) plane perfectly. As you move away from the plane of sharp focus, objects become gradually […]

Oct 2006 Outstanding Art/Photo Site Award – Jane Davenport insect and flower photography, and more

This site shows the great nature photography of Jane Davenport Jane is an Australian photographer who specializes in nature photography from a creative perspective. Cutting her teeth in fashion photography, Jane is a whiz at both photography and at the marketing of her work. I first came across Jane when I received a press release […]