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. [...]

MT-24EX Macro Flash Diffusers comparison

June 7th, 2010

A comparison of different home-made diffusers for the Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Flash when being used with the Canon MP-E 65mm/2.8 lens. Includes photos of the diffusers and how well they work. [...]