Flowers are the most photographed subjects.

I like bugs.

Maybe it’s that little boy who still lives in me. What ever you prefer, the world of macro photography is fascinating.

In an upcoming article, I’ll discuss with you some considerations when buying a macro lens depending on your intentions and what you want to accomplish as a budding photographer.

Much of what I photograph is in the 24 to 105 focal length range. Next in line would be macro, followed by telephoto.

Yellow Butterfly on Red by Marc Mantha


Full macro magnification is described as a 1:1 magnification, but often requires being very close to the subject. I use a 1:2 magnification in all of the photos shown here. That’s not quite enough to get the fine detail of a bugs eye. The advantage of the lens I’m using is that I can still get remarkable magnification at just over three feet of distance and that’s important. Why? This is more ideal for small animals and insects in nature.

If you’re Photographing objects, because they’re still, any 1:1 magnification macro lens will do fine where the minimum focusing distance can be just a few inches. However, in the great outdoors, there aren’t a lot of great looking bugs that will let you get so close.

Macro fascinates most everyone and is exciting when you first begin to explore it.

Macro Shooting Tips

Want to learn more about macro shooting? – featuring photos by Eric Diller Click here.

Have fun clicking away and look for more on choosing a macro lens in the coming days.

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