Macro Photography

April 7, 2009 Photography  No comments

When I post my macro photos on flickr, I get asked a lot about the lens I use and if I recommend it.  I use the 100mm 2.8 macro from Canon.  I like the fact that I don’t have to get right up close to any ‘creepy’ or ‘stinging’ bugs but can if I want to.  It has autofocus and although it can sometimes ‘hunt’ for your subject, it’s a nice sharp and easy to use lens.

At one time I did rent the infamous MPE-65 lens to try it out.  It does NOT have auto-focus but you can shoot up to 5x life-size with that lens.  You do really need a macro ring flash with that lens (especially if you want to shoot over 2x life-size) which I didn’t have and really didn’t want to also invest in.  It was certainly fun to use but was a little too much for me.  The 100mm macro suits me better.  But if you’d like to see the images I took with the MPE-65, just click HERE for the set on flickr.

Here’s a few pictures from this past weekend taken with the 100mm 2.8 macro.

Just click each photo to be taken to it’s flickr page.

Two Skippers

Assasin Bug

Beetle

Hoverfly

Skipper

Ladybug

Check out the reflection of the plant in the Ladybug’s back, I just love that!

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