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Up close and personal (Warning – Spiders!)

We’ve got the builders in, so I need to be around the house all day to answer questions and advise.  This means my photographic radius is somewhat reduced.  It’s like lockdown but much more expensive and noisier! I could still have a wander round the house and garden with my macro lens.  It’s surprising what […]

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5000 reasons to take pictures

I recently went to the athletics at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.  They had some curious rules about the size of lenses that spectators could take in.  No lenses longer than 12 inches were allowed.  I’m guessing they were concerned about people using long telephoto lenses and taking close up images to sell to agencies.  […]

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March macro mayhem

A friend recently gave me a bellows attachment.  Bellows allow you to get the lens away from the camera body, and this gives you more magnification.  It was made for an M42 screw-thread mount camera system (think 1950/60’s Pentax or Praktica), so making it work with my Olympus MFT system needed an adapter. Having done […]

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