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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.


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.


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


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.


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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