“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” — Ansel Adams

Joseph Balson

Animals

Photos of animals.

Old but still good: Sigma APO macro 180mm f/3.5D EX IF HSM for Nikon

This macro telephoto lens appeared in march 2001 on Sigma website, almost 20 years ago. It is a robust and well built macro lens with a minimum focusing distance of 46cm for a 1:1 ratio. I bought mine used in perfect condition, boxed with the pouch…

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Macro: some useful math with diopters and lenses

I love maths, I love macro photography. Combining both of them is at the same time quite fun (to me at least) and useful.

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Cheap but efficient handmade macro ring flash diffuser

I love shooting macro. But not enough to spend thousands of dollars on macro gear. So, I shoot macro mainly with a D3400, 18-55 AF-P, 70-300 AF-P and the amazingly good and cheap Raynox DCR-250 lens. When I don't forget it, I…

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