DIY M39 Optic adapter for the Lensbaby Composer

August 9th, 2014

How I made an adapter to allow using M39 mount enlarger lenses with the Lensbaby Composer body. This allows tilting the plane of focus without the selective focus of a standard Lensbaby optic. [...]

Using enlarger lenses with the Fuji X System

May 4th, 2014

How to use enlarging lenses on the Fuji X or other mirrorless systems, including making an adapter for use with lenses that require a closer flange back distance than the M42 mount for infinity focus. [...]

Sonia Close-up Kit Review

April 13th, 2014

Review of the Sonia Close-up kit. The kit includes a set of +1, +2, +4, and +10 diopter lenses that allow you to get close-up and macro photos with almost any lens. The Sonia close-up kit is available quite cheaply on eBay, so is it any good? [...]

Begonia flower abstract photos

January 13th, 2014

Some abstract photos of Begonia flowers that I took recently, and information on how I took the photos. [...]

Ultraviolet and multispectral flower photos

May 9th, 2013

Photos of flowers taken using ultraviolet light compared to visible light photos. Also some multi-spectral photos created by combining IR, UV, and Visible light images. [...]

How to make a filter adapter / rear element protector for reversed lens macro

April 8th, 2013

How to use a rear lens cap and a step-up ring to create an adapter that will allow you to mount filters on a reversed lens. This also helps protect the exposed rear element of the lens. [...]

Ultraviolet and multispectral photography

December 5th, 2012

Some of my ultraviolet and multispectral (Visble+UV+IR) photos so far. What equipment I'm using for ultraviolet photography, and how some of my lenses compare for UV transmission and UV focus shift. [...]

12MP APS-C (450D) vs. 21MP FF (5D mkII) for macro photography

August 15th, 2012

A comparison between the 12MP 450D camera with an APS-C sized sensor, and the 21MP Canon 5D mkII with a full frame sized sensor when used for macro photography. Does the full frame 21MP sensor actually capture any more detail? [...]

Longitarsus jacobaeae – Tansy Ragwort Flea Beetle

December 10th, 2010

Photos of Longitarsus jacobaeae (the Tansy Ragwort Flea Beetle) and information on photographing this beetle. [...]

How to calculate subject size from a macro photo

July 7th, 2010

How to work out the size of an insect or flower from your macro photograph - useful when requesting an ID. Also covers obtaining the Macro Magnification that is saved to the EXIF when using Canon's MP-E 65mm f/2.8 lens. [...]