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Using Macro Extension Tubes

I've had the Kenko Auto DG 12mm, 20mm, and 36mm macro extensions tubes for over a year, but I have not used them much. When I bought them, I was very excited but had little experience with macro. I still have little experience with macro. This summer, I experimented with shooting macros of sunflowers and insects, but I was not too fond of the results. The Extension Tubes have no optics but extend the distance between the lens and the…

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Learning How to Create a Macro Image with Focus Stacking

I created the header image of the pink flower from a bouquet my wife cut from the field of flowers at the local organic farm (CSA). I staged the flower on a stool I placed in my living room. I used a FotodioX extension tube with a Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8 lens and a Nikon SB-600 flash. I mounted the camera on a macro rail. I set the flash on manual, and the shutter speed was 1/200s at ISO 100.…

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