365.83 8:1, yes, 8:1

A new old toy arrived today: a Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 ai. This is incredible. Sharp, contrasty, good color rendition and saturation, well-corrected, and capable of an astonishing 8:1 reproduction ratio on 100mm of extension tubes. D7000. Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 ai, reversed, on 100mm of extension tubes. ISO400, 1 second, f/11. More pictures of a ruler […]

Super Macro Brothers: the Weigh-In

I’ve been reading up on Macro photography quite a bit lately. Well, that’s not quite true… I’ve been thinking of buying a proper macro lens for several days—the Tokina 100mm f/2.8, specifically—and reading review after review and spec sheet after spec sheet, and in the process I decided to see how the macro rig (the […]