The N-Photo team’s macro lens tips

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Adam War­ing Edi­tor

Macro lenses aren’t just for close-ups – they also dou­ble up as por­trait lenses, with their flat­ter­ing fo­cal lengths, fast aper­tures and top-qual­ity op­tics. adam.war­ing@fu­turenet.com

Ja­son Par­nell-Brookes Tech­nique edi­tor

Depth of field is tiny in macro pho­tog­ra­phy. Set a nar­row aper­ture for sharper shots, and hold your breath as you press the shut­ter re­lease but­ton. ja­son.par­nell-brookes@fu­turenet.com

Ben An­drews Lab Man­ager

Can’t af­ford a macro lens? A ba­sic kit zoom can be con­verted to shoot mag­ni­fied close­ups by us­ing ex­ten­sion tubes or a macro re­vers­ing ring. ben.an­drews@fu­turenet.com

Rod Law­ton Head of Test­ing

Strug­gling with depth of field? It doesn’t work for ev­ery sub­ject, but try shoot­ing from di­rectly above so that your sub­ject is all on a flat plane. rod.law­ton@fu­turenet.com

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