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The Complete Guide to Macro and Close-Up Photography by Cyrill Harnischmacher

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Lizard on a garden wallf/7, 1/160 s, ISO 400, 60mm

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Equipment

What’s the overall best camera on the market for taking macro photographs? What about the best available macro lens? There isn’t a clear answer to these questions, because the demands for shooting macro subjects are as diverse as the subjects themselves. Personal preferences also factor in here, so if you ask two photographers, you’ll likely get two different answers.

I have a few favorite lenses. One of them is the AF Nikkor 28–105mm 1:3.5–4.5 D, which I used to shoot the lizard on these pages. This lens has been around for a while, but it offers a magnification of 1:2 from 50mm ...

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