This style of photography is completely about close-up images of the particular subject. This style is used particularly to capture details of organisms or nature that may not be visible to the naked eye.
Pachliopta hector, a beautiful butterfly of the Swallowtail
family (Papilionidae) native to India. It shows the UN side markings
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Nikon D70 f/8 - 1/60 - Focal length 400mm
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
Lens Want to bring small things into
full-sized view? This lens can uncover detail that would otherwise be impossible
to detect by the naked eye. Ideal for shooting extremely minute subjects such as
insects or the petals of a small flower, the lens offers a nine-element design
and a floating optical system that focuses down from infinity to one-half life
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro
USM. 25-degree angle of view is equivalent to 96mm lens on 35mm camera
Floating optical system can focus down to life-size 1:1 magnification
Silent and powerful ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM) for autofocusing
Measures 2.9 inches in diameter and 2.8 inches long; 1-year warranty
Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro
Canon's Best. Dedicated to high-quality manual focus macro photography from 1~5x.
Supports AE metering with EOS-1N and other EOS cameras
Compatible with Macro Ring Lite ML-3.
Removable tripod collar revolves smoothly and locks securely
Sophisticated 3-group floating system with UD element enhances image quality.
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Secondary diaphragm blocks stray light at f/2.8 for
increased contrast Ultra-sonic monitor provides
outstanding auto focusing speed at all distances 3-group
floating system for exceptional close-up performance;
full-time manual focus Measures 3.1 inches in diameter
and 4.7 inches long; weighs 21.1 ounces; 1-year
anon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro is a telephoto lens that shoots high quality, photos throughout the focusing distance range from 1x to infinity. Three UD-glass elements are present in order to correct any residual chromatic aberrations. Operability is further enhanced through a wide manual focus ring. Another advantage of this lens is its internal focusing feature which does not cause the lens length to change or the front element to rotate.
Nikon 85mm f/3.5G AF-S DX ED VR Micro Lens. DX-format medium telephoto Micro NIKKOR lens is ideal for extreme close-up and general photography / Autofocus / Uses 52mm Filters Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) - For fast, accurate and quiet autofocus. Internal Focus (IF) - Provides fast and quiet autofocusing without changing the length of the lens, retaining subject working distance throughout the focus range. Rounded 9-blade diaphragm - Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements. May come with 52mm Snap-on front lens cap (LC-52); Rear lens cap (LF-1); Bayonet hood (HB-37); Flexible lens pouch (CL-1018)
. Street price $507.
NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro lens provides an exceptional range of applications and high-quality performance. Close-Range Correction System ensures high resolution from infinity to close-ups down to 8 3/4 inches (1:1 reproduction ratio). A-M (Automatic-Manual) switch enables quick changing from autofocus to manual focus.
Typical internet price: $479.00.
NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Micro lens provides an exceptional range of applications and high-quality performance. Compact and versatile, this lens is perfect for close-up, copy and general photography. Its Close-Range Correction (CRC) system ensures high resolution from infinity to close-ups down to 7.3", with a 1:1 reproduction ratio.
The 60mm Micro lens features ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements that ensure superior optical performance. The SWM (Silent Wave Motor) and IF (Internal Focusing) features ensure fast and quiet focusing action, and the nine-blade rounded diaphragm makes out-of-focus elements blend smoothly to produce natural-looking, harmonious backgrounds.
Typical internet price: $539.00.
NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
AF-S VR Micro brings the benefits of vibration reduction (VR) to the domain of Macro photography. It offers high-resolution, high-optical performance for both digital and 35mm film format SLR cameras. When used with digital cameras, equivalent focal length in 35mm terms is 157.5mm.
This lens incorporates Nikon's second-generation vibration reduction system (VR II) that allows flexible hand-held shooting by stabilizing the image to the equivalent stability of a shutter speed that is 4 stops faster when compared with a conventional lens. This in effect eliminates image blur caused by camera shake, particularly when shooting in low-light conditions.
Typical internet price: $895.00.
NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED AF micro. The extra long focal length of
this lens provides the most versatile working distance.
Extra Low Dispersion (ED) glass ensures apochromatic-like performance, with high contrast and sharper images. ED glass has been incorporated into selected elements for superior optical performance. Internal focusing improves handling and focusing operation. Focuses from infinity to 19.4 inches (1:1 reproduction ratio).
Typical internet price: $1,250.00.
Sigma 24mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical
Macro is one of the EX Series lenses. This lens has a
F1.8 maximum aperture with macro focusing capability of
minimum focusing down to 18cm/7.1inches (reproduction ratio
1:2.7). The iris diaphragm has 9 diaphragm blades to obtain
beautiful out of focus image. Filter 77mm, Dimensions
(Diameter x Length) 3.3x3.1, Weight 16.7oz: Street price:
Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO
Sigma Best. Designed as a quick-focusing macro lens the AF speed of 50mm, f2.8 EX
Macro is 1.4 times faster than previous 50mm f2.8 macros. It features a non-rotating front lens group which makes it easier to work with polarizing filters and has a focus limiter (eg.
Full Range; - 9.8 in.; 9.1 in. - 7.4 in.). The Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX Macro
lens also features the new deluxe EX external finish. Street price:
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO. This medium telephoto macro lens is ideal for both digital SLR cameras and 35mm film SLR cameras. The 70mm focal length gives an
equivalent field of view as the popular 105mm macro lens when used on digital SLR cameras with an APS-C size image sensor. The design of this lens makes it suitable for taking pictures in all situations from infinity to 1: 1 macro, both with natural light conditions or flash. A Special Low Dispersion (SLD) lens and two high refractive index SLD
lenses provide excellent correction for all types of
produce an exceptional level of optical performance. Sigma's
super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting,
and helps create a natural color balance. The floating focus
system provides extremely high optical performance from
infinity to 1: 1 Macro. Street price: $387.00.
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO.
High performance medium telephoto macro lens optimized for digital cameras; this
model is compatible with Nikon. Easy to use 105mm medium telephoto lens
Minimum aperture of F45. Screw-in lens hood dual focus (DF) system Advanced lens
coating reduces ghosts and glare Digital Macro Lens. Street price: $479.00.
Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO. This large aperture telephoto macro lens enables you to shoot up to 1:1 life size close-ups. Its large F2.8 aperture makes it an ideal lens for digital SLR as well as
film SLR cameras. Two Special Low Dispersion (SLD)
glass elements control various color aberrations and assure high image quality.
Super Multi Coating gives superb color performance while cutting down flare and
ghost. Its compact, yet advanced, construction has an overall length of Length
137mm (5.4in.), maximum diameter of 79.6mm (3.1in.), filter size of ?"72mm and
weight of 895gr/31.6ounces. Street price: $669.00.
Sigma 180mm F3.5 EX DG
HSM APO Macro. This lens has a very narrow
field of view, and can allow very narrow depth-of-field for selective focus and
less distracting backgrounds. This lens is most desirable for photographers who
are serious about producing high quality images both of macro subjects at
life-size reproduction, as well as normal telephotography. Street price:
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di 1:1 AF Macro Auto Focus Lens
Di: Digitally Integrated Design, is a designation Tamron puts on lenses featuring optical systems designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras.
DI Lenses have the following benefits
• Improved Resolution
• Minimized peripheral light fall-off
• Compensation of ghosting and flare
• reduction of chromatic aberations
Tamron's 90mm macro lens, often referred to as "the portrait macro" and loved by photographers all over the world, is now reborn as a Di lens that is perfect for use with both film and digital cameras.
Typical Internet Price $409
Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD IF Macro Lens for Nikon AF. Emulating the design merits of the Tamron SP 90mm Macro, renowned and trusted by professional and amateur
photographers throughout the world, the new SP AF180mm f3.5 LD (IF) Macro 1:1 is a mid-range telephoto lens that gives the user a longer working distance needed for some macro subjects. In addition, to meet the needs of this dual-format world (silver-halide and digital), the optical system of the lens is designed to provide optimum performance when used with the latest digital SLR
cameras as well as
Typical Internet Price $739.00
Tokina AF 35mm f/2.8 Macro
AT-X M35 PRO DX
- When used on digital SLR cameras the AT-X M35 PRO DX lens gives the same angle of view as a 52mm lens. The close focusing distance of the M35 is an amazingly close 5.5 in. (14cm) yielding a
macro ratio of 1:1 or life-sized reproduction with excellent sharpness. Its compact size makes it easy to carry almost everywhere and the wide
f/2.8 aperture allows for easier viewing in low light situations.
The front element of the AT-X M35 PRO DX has a newly formulated WR or “Water
Repellent" optical coating on the glass. This new coating makes marks such as
spots left by water or finger-prints much easier to clean than standard
multi-coating. Typical Internet Price: $450.00.
Tokina 100mm f/2.8 Macro
AT-X 100 PRO D - Af
- The AT-X 100 PRO D is a new macro lens capable of life-sized (1:1) reproduction at 11.8 in. (30 cm). The lens' multi-coating have been re-engineered to match the highly reflective silicon based CCD and CMOS sensors in today's digital SLR cameras. This lens gives the best of both worlds because optics still give full coverage and excellent sharpness on 35mm film. A macro lens that can handle both the digital and film worlds with ease.
The AT-X 100 PRO D also has a very convenient focus limiter switch that can lock
the focus out of the closes focus making it focus faster when used as a moderate
telephoto lens that is excellent portraits as well. Typical Internet Price: $400.00