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.
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.