Get­ting closer

The kits that helps you cap­ture ev­ery de­tail of tiny sub­jects

NPhoto - - Nikon Skills -

01 Macro lens

A macro lens is de­fined as be­ing able to cap­ture a sub­ject at a 1:1 ra­tio. Many ‘zoom’ macro lenses only cap­ture a at 1:2 ra­tio.

02 Ex­ten­sion tubes

Ex­ten­sion tubes turn a stan­dard lens into a macro lens. You can also at­tach them to a macro lens to in­crease the mag­ni­fi­ca­tion.

03 Close up fil­ters

Us­ing a close up fil­ter is es­sen­tially like plac­ing a mag­ni­fy­ing glass over your lens. You may see fring­ing and edge soft­ness.

04 Shut­ter re­lease

Macro pho­tog­ra­phy is a del­i­cate oper­a­tion, so us­ing a re­mote shut­ter re­lease elim­i­nates the chance of cam­era shake. If you don’t have one of these, use the self timer.

05 LED Lights

LED lights are eas­ier to con­trol than flash and give a soft, con­tin­u­ous light. Most pro­duce a cool tone, so check the white bal­ance.

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