A few months ago I was out shooting with prominent Korean Photographer and Media Mogul, EunJae Im. We were shooting Brahminy Kites and Eagles with wet hands between the dives – and between us we broke my Canon 7D from drips of water dropping into the pop up flash of 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.
This week we had a couple of wonderful dives at TK Bay – with many different critters including Velvet Ghost Pipefish (white), Seahorses, Cockatoo Flounder, Coconut Octopus, Tiger Shrimps and many more. But the highlight was for sure this couple of mating Wonderpuses. We watched them mating for about 10 Read more…