macro photography

Revealing the horrors of macro mosquito larvae filmed under polarised light

Aug 25, 2023
Alex Baker

Mosquitoes are responsible for a lot of deaths and diseases worldwide. Even if they don’t kill you, they can keep you awake all night and…

This magical microscopic video shows the bustling life of puddles

Aug 24, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

The joy of microscopic photography and video is that it lets you discover an entirely new world in something seemingly mundane and ordinary. Scientist James…

Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 Macro G OSS II review

Jul 24, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Sony just keeps hitting one home run after another.  Their newest lens – the Sony FE 70-200mm F4 Macro G OSS II (or SEL70200G II) – is…

Zhong Yi Optics quietly launches 200mm f/4 APO 1x Macro lens

Jul 17, 2023
John Aldred

Zhong Yi Optics has released a new 200mm f/4 APO 1x macro lens (buy here). Oddly, though, it’s been something of a silent announcement. There…

Everything you need to know to shoot macro in just 10 minutes

Jun 23, 2023
John Aldred

The bugs are out in force as we enter summer. And this makes it an excellent time of year for taking up macro photography. Macro…

How to shoot macro bug photography in your own backyard

Jun 13, 2023
John Aldred

With the sun in full swing for the Northern Hemisphere, the bugs are out in force. That makes it a perfect time to have a…

AstrHori’s second probe lens is an 18mm f/8 2x Macro for APS-C mirrorless

May 30, 2023
John Aldred

Following up on the release of AstrHori 28mm f/13 probe macro lens (buy here), AstrHori has released a second probe lens. This time, it’s the…

Lens review: TTArtisan 100mm F2.8 2x Macro tilt-shift

May 19, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Talk about ratcheting up the complexity!  I’ve reviewed a number of TTArtisan lenses before, and they have mostly fallen into the categories that are filled…

Fairy-like Danube mayflies win Close-up Photographer of the Year’s “Minimal” challenge

May 12, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Close-up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) has displayed magnificent photos over the last few years. But other than the main contest, it has special annual…

Meike announces 60mm f/2.8 macro lens for E, X, Z, EF-M, RF & M43 mounts

Mar 3, 2023
John Aldred

Meike has announced their new 60mm f/2.8 APS-C manual focus macro lens. It’s a very low-budget lens, with a price tag of only $189.99, and…