Posted by Paul Harcourt Davies You can use a vast range of lenses for close-up photography of all scales of magnification but,  for getting close and achieving reliable, consistent results, there is nothing quite like a dedicated macro lens. I bought my first macro lens – a 50mm f/3.5 Canon FD that I still use (reversed on a bellows) and have owned offerings from Vivitar, Leica, Mamiya, Nikon and Sigma. Of one thing you can rest assured, modern macro lenses are far better than most of their users when it comes…

Posted by Paul Harcourt Davies This post heralds a series of detailing the diverse lenses that can be used for close-up work of all kinds. It will begin with Choosing a Macro Lens for, sooner or later, anyone keen on this area of photography will consider the purchase of a dedicated macro lens. Over the past four years I wrote a great deal of material for the ill-fated Pixiq blog and also for the now sadly ‘retired’ (sic) Images from the Edge blog. I managed to rescure the material before the demise of either since a great…