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  1. Patti White

    OMG! I have paid for courses that dont nearly explain as well! I have been struggling with macros for years, my prefered photography. This guy has helped alot and im only halfway done with the video!

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  2. FRZNGLSRBM

    No wait, @34:00 he is talking about ratio. A 50mm lens with a 50mm extension tube doesn't give you a 1:1 ratio, but a ratio above 1:1, since the lens itself has a magnification, too. The crop factor plays a role, too, because it "magnifies" everything by this factor, for example 1.5x on a Nikon, 1.6x on a Canon and so on. So either I totally misunderstood ratio or this guy is totally wrong…

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  3. Zeca Martins

    Thank you so much! This video has really helped me a lot!

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  4. mybluebelly

    If you`re a cheapskate, just shoot through your "helping hands" magnifying glass if you have one of those little suckers handy. I did and it worked pretty darn good for stationary shooting. In fact i`ve taken pictures through my binoculars with great results. And that was using my phone. Of course that was before i got into photography and got a proper DSLR camera. I`m considering obtaining a macro lense but the magnification ratios aren`t all that magnificent to me. Still trying to work out how this little mystery works. I am gonna need something that will take really good close up pictures of stuff the size of a small stamp and be able to reveal a high level of detail. Any suggestions i`m all ears nose and eyes.

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  5. Wilson E. Stevens

    I have been doing macro photography for about 50 years. I started with a 4X5-inch view camera for Industrial Photography. This is the best intro lecture and slide show I have seen to date. Some very good points. Couple of things he could add, but if you use the ideas he presents, you will do very well. The digital camera has sure made it a lot simpler than it was.

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  6. andy zawojski

    Wow I just learned so much about my new macro lens ! Amazing info! Well worth watching…

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  7. Mark Phoenix

    Brilliant information, first class lecture, simple to the point and really, really useful! But please delete the 'alright's'!!!!!!!! Its a really odd sound that for me interputs the flow of what your talking about! 🙂

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  8. mikew9788

    fit and finish on sigma is just as good as canon or nikon. iv never seen a sigma with a plastic mount ring. bs on that

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  9. InTheNameOfJustice

    I have serious hate issues with Photoshop. It drives me cucking fazy. I watch hours of tutorials on the Net but when I click the same things they click 9 times out of ten I get either nothing happening or a completely different thing happening to what I see on the screen. I HATE the crappy fucking thing! Plus, it needs a shit load of memory to do anything so already it is only aimed at people with shed loads of cash to buy expensive computers with. The rest of us can fuck off it seems.

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  10. Jo Cliff

    Thank you very much. This is was a great tutorial, both interesting and clear. I have learnt so much. Thanks again.

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  11. Mohamed Subry

    I have canon 7d mark ii, so which macro lens would you recommend? and need one more lens recommendations for Bird photography in a low budget.

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  12. Asa Ellison

    Thank you sir for this great lesson. I have learned much.

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  13. jacob fried

    which macro lens would you recommend for a beginner? (with a low budget)

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  14. StockFootage.com

    I have been shooting exotic bugs with a Canon 100mm macro with a RED camera and I would like to take it to the next step of getting tighter shots, what lens do you recommend?

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  15. Barbara Rosevear

    Thank you it was so enjoyable and easy to understand.

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  16. Jake Pilich

    I use 31mm extension on a 50 – 250mm canon lense, works BEAUTIFUL, especially with autofocus, and if you really wanna get grimmy, you can adjust the settings in the camera option to focus how you want using electronic extension tubes, so you dont have to move in and out all the time. The problem with that is the camera will decide what to focus on, so most of the time the portion of your subject will be out of focus because the camera doesn't know what your trying to focus on.

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  17. Krell FreelanceTechnology

    Fantastic seminar … went into great detail … I have learnt a lot more … thanks Tim and B&H …

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  18. Nizam Ali

    This is an amazing lesson on macro photography, thank you!!

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  19. Rajan Salalia

    I am a Rice Entomologist ( Studies on insects on rice crop) have Nikhon N1 V1 camera
    with Ft1 mount which macro lense you suggest for insect photography

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  20. Margaret Vandenhul

    Thank you this was such a great class it really helped me a lot I love macro thanks for all the great tips

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  21. yogesh gaikhe

    Hi, Nice explanation
    I am Using High speed camera, right now I am Using Nikon 18-55 mm lens.
    Because some constraint my working distance is @ 1000 mm, I want to focus an area @ 3mmX 3mm, could you please suggest

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  22. Jeffrey Jaculbe

    Thank You Tim Cooper and B&H…learn a lot from this seminar, it is an all in one package.

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  23. MacrOrdinary

    Thank you Tim Cooper and B&H for providing such a useful class. The world of Macro is amazing and getting better at capturing it is so exciting.

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  24. Crocellian

    I can't thank B&H and its presenters enough for these videos. I

    I have spent every photo dollar I have had for 30 years at B&H. You have proven my choice to be correct. I live 200 miles from the nearest airport that.could get me to New York. Thanks to you, I don't drive that road much.

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  25. saji kumar

    Can you please suggest the best and cheep macro lens for canon 750D.

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  26. Marco Adriaans

    Hi, I just start with photography. I bought a Panasonic FZ300, so not using a DSLR. Bought some lenses from Raynox 150 & 250. I know I still need to learn about photography before I'm even able to actually go into that. What you recommend, how to start?I want to learn how to use the P S A M, and of course how to properly use this with macrophotography. I initially bought the camera to make vids, but after seeing some vids on this topic, I also wanted to go there, and besides that, also able to use this with e.g. aquarium photography.

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  27. Jim Signorelli

    Really excellent seminar on macro photography. Watch this and you won't have to watch anything else.

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  28. The Suburban Hippie Photographer

    Around Minute 36 the presenter says not to use short lenses like the 24mm Pancake. Here is a whole gallery of images I took with the 24mm pancake and either a 20mm or 13mm extension tube if I wanted more of the scenery in the background http://www.pbase.com/markcas/very_first_extension_tubes

    He is correct, the lens has to be very close to the subject, and a longer macro lens would be nice, but you can do some decent work with short lenses…

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  29. Margo Michelle Bannister

    This was very informative and helped me to understand a lot more about macro photography, light and composition.

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  30. saswata Paul

    one of the best photography class I have viewed…..magnificent

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  31. Mark Bonikowsky

    Hello! This class has been super helpful. Just curious, I own a Canon t1i Rebel and am looking at buying a Canon ‑ EF 100mm f/2.8 lens. What are your thoughts on that lens?

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