Macro Photography

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Macro photography, commonly known as macro, has become popular with digital photography. Before, the development costs associated with the ratio of failure/difficulty rate made this discipline difficult for both amateurs and professionals. We know that with digital photography, one more photo costs nothing, so why deprive oneself?

A little reminder for the purists: macro has a ratio superior or equal to 1/1, this means that 1 mm of the subject has to be superior (or equal) to 1 mm on the sensor. But for ease of use the term is used as much for macro as for "close-up photography".

In macro, the list of "useful dedicated" accessories is long: flash, lens, close-up filter, etc. Do not succumb to the "recommendations of sellers", start with your basic equipment (see Equipment section) to familiarize yourself with it, you will then be able to decide what you really need.

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Head down. Full frame, 105 mm macro, f/8, 1/400s
Damselfly. APS-C, 105 mm macro + teleconverter x2, f/18, 1/80s
Orchid. APS-C, 105 mm, f/45, 1/2s
The Queen of England. Full frame, 90 mm macro, f/16, 6s + close-up filter 10
Scorpion. Full frame, 105 mm macro + teleconverter x2, f/14, 1/100s
Giant Grasshopper. APS-C, 90 mm macro, f/11, 1/160s
Daylily. Full frame, 105 mm macro, f/4, 1/320s
The eyes of the tarantula. APS-C, 90 mm macro, f/13, 1/20s
Stainless steel. Full frame, 105 mm macro + teleconverter x2, f/10, 1/125s