I treated myself to a new macro lens last week. After doing a bit of research I decided to buy the Laowa 2:1 100mm f/2.8. They also do a 5:1 and you may have seen those funny looking ‘probe lenses’ that they do.
Anyhoo, here are a few shots I got over the weekend:
These are the shots, straight out of the camera. I don’t think they’re too bad for a first go. Annoyingly, I only noticed the dust specs around the outside of the pictures when I got them back on the computer. This is a disadvantage of using a mirrorless camera – the sensor is exposed to the elements when changing the lens.
With macro photography, getting the right balance between shutter speed aperture and ISO is even more pronounced than normal. I have been thinking of getting a ring flash – is this a good idea? What is the best way to light bugs for macro photography?