Below are some still images and a video I shot with the Canon MP-E65mm macro lens, an amazing lens that covers the 1-5x macro magnification range. All are shot of one piece of obsidian, a natural volcanic glass.
Below are some more images for your enjoyment from my testing of the Canon MP-E65mm 1-5x f2.8 Macro Lens. There were taken with a Canon EOS 550D camera.
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 some samples from our rock and crystal collection and started shooting. The results are in the gallery below. You’ll see more of these as testing continues and then read the full review once I am finished.
For us creative types there is a real compulsion to create. Exercising our creativity is also a key to maintaining our balance and harmony.
The Lensbaby Fisheye optic fits into the Composer and can be used with the Muse with an adapter. It is a 12mm focal length almost full circle fisheye (on a full frame camera body) with a 160 degree field of view.
The Lensbaby Fisheye optic for the Composer and Muse (with adapter) is a 12mm focal length, 160 degree circular fisheye lens. See the full review in a longer article.
MaxMax.com, the people who converted my 350D and will do my next camera, also sell filters. I’ve been testing a number of their infrared filters of late and the first one I will talk about is their unusual XDP filter. Continue reading “False Color Infrared Images with the XDP Filter”
Over the last month I’ve been doing a lot of photography out in the country. Some of this has been of wild areas but much of it has been the rural farm country. I shot with my converted for infrared Canon 350D digital camera, mostly with either my Canon 100-400mm L series lens or with a Tamron 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 lens I have on loan for review. Continue reading “Infrared on the Land, IR Photography of the Rural Landscape”
The Black Saturday bushfires in central Victoria occurred on the 7th of February, 2009. The day had temperatures that peaked at 46.4 degrees Celsius (115.5 Fahrenheit) and very high winds. Continue reading “After the Fires, an Infrared Photography Series Dedicated to Resilience and Recovery, Part 1”
An extended range Zoom Lens with Hybrid Optical Stabilization and Hyper-Sonic Motor
Sigma’s newest innovation is in the 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM 13.8:1 extended range zoom lens. The Hybrid Optical Stabilizer, an anti-shake system providing image stabilization in both the camera body and viewfinder for Pentax, and Sony is offered only by Sigma. This feature is significant as this system now allows the Sony and Pentax photographer to see the stabilized image in the viewfinder where in the past this was not possible. Sigma’s Marketing Manager, Tom Sobey, emphasizes, “This is the world’s first optically stabilized lens available for Sony and Pentax digital cameras. It will allow them to do what they have never been able to do before. It’s truly innovative.” The DC lens is a dedicated digital SLR camera lens suited for APS-C format, and HSM (Hypersonic Motor) ensures quiet and high speed AF as well as full time manual focusing capability. Four Special Low Dispersion glass elements and three Aspherical lens elements provide excellent image quality throughout the entire zoom range. Continue reading “Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM”