Now that Simon has a new ‘baby’, he’s out diving a lot more. He has however switched to videos, so i’ve happily inherited the 5DMKIII and tag along diving. The last dive we went together, i came across this colourful fangblenny poking its head out through its hole as i Read more…
Following on from my previous post, my intention was to make a small post with the pictures and the correct camera. However it seems the post reached further than expected and has been receiving some healthy feedback.
To clarify, this was never meant to be an absolute, definitive review on the best super macro technique, as everyone has their own favourite. It is meant as a comparison for shooting more than lifesize with various systems for someone who is choosing a new camera rig.
There is full frame, crop frame, mirroless and compact, the cameras could be any brand, but I happen to have those listed. The Nikon D800 is a formidable camera for macro due to its huge pixel count, but not one that I own.
For my terminology, I am using the term super macro to describe a shot where the whole of the picture represents greater than lifesize in 35mm format terms, ie the width of the picture area was 35mm or less. The Canon S110 just about scrapes through with 1 subsee +10.