A snowflake of summer – a short one on magnification


There it is finally. The awakening of my lust for photography after a longer break. And the journey will start again, where it once started: In the macro dominion.

The object I captured today was something I always thought of as a snowflake of summer. Built to carry seeds for long distances wherever the wind blows. So first the shot. summerflake

When you look at the EXIF-data of the shot it will tell you, that it was shot with a Sony E 50mm. Wait! The 50mm from Sony is no macro and the shot looks like a good magnification. How…..? I used my Kenko extension rings. They are fully automatic and work most of the time depending on the available light and contrast of the subject.

I started collecting data on the magnification of my lenses some time ago and if you like you are welcome to send me your data (or drop them in the comment).

Lens close focus max magnification Kenko 10 Kenko 16 Kenko 10+16
Sony 50mm f/1.8 39 1:6.3 0,16 0,36 0,48 0,68
Sigma 19mm f/2.8 20 1:7.4 0,14 0,67 0,98


Sigma 30mm f/2.8 30 1:8.1 0,12 0,45 0,65 0,99
Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 25 1:3.33 0,3 0,48 0,59 0,77

If you wonder about to theory I recommend a reading on the pages of Cambridge in color.

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