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“Macro Macro” Photography with Bob Coates

It’s not a stutter when I say “Macro Macro”. It is the term I use for stacking macro extension tubes on a macro lens. I thought I’d take the macro photography to another place and see what happens.

I used the Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f2.8 Aspherical mounted on the Lumix GH4 with a set of Vello Extension tubes (10mm + 16mm stacked) to see what would happen. Since I was trying to keep weight down on the trail I used a MeFoto Backpaker Travel Tripod to support the camera.

Here are some examples.

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Subject size ranges are about the tip of my little finger to maybe just a bit bigger than my thumb with most toward the smaller end of the spectrum.

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This is what the bud above will turn into. Not sure of the technical name. Let’s go with Yellow Desert Daisy.

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Used an FJ Wescott 20″ scrim to soften the light on this flower. The 5 in 1 reflector kit folds to about 8 inches making it really portable.

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This article was originally published by Skip Cohen University – http://www.skipcohenuniversity.com/luminary-corner/macro-macro-photography-with-bob-coates

Commercial, advertising and fine art photographer based in Sedona, AZ

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