Judy Kirk is passionate
about her close up and macro photograph.
Macro is defined as 1:1 reproduction ratio or
larger i.e. the image on the camera sensor is as large as or
larger than the subject size.
Generally a macro lens or lens
with macro setting will take down to a 1:1 reproduction ratio.
has assembled the equipment shown in the image above.
Camera Nikon D7200 with 105mm Micro-Nikkor
lens, Nikon Speedlight Flash SB 5000, Nikon Close Up Speed
Commander Kit R1C1 includes:- Wireless Speedlight Commander
SU-800, 2x Wireless Remote Speedlight SB-R200, Attachment
ring SX-1 & adapter ring, 2 x Extreme Close - Up positioning
Adapters SW-11 for SB -R200, Flexible Arm Clip Sw-C1and
The SB-R200 units with diffusers are
ideal for close up lighting. Back ground lighting is achieved
by hand holding the SB5000 and reflecting off off the
which is beside and behind the subject.
The commander unit controls all
three flash units.
Judy showed various images with
different lighting options. When the camera lens is close to
the subject it is important to consider the depth of field in
the image and so a small aperture should be used. Live view of
the image can be used for manual focussing but must be switched
to viewfinder mode to take the photo with the flash setup.
Discussion was had on the merits of
focus stacking to improve the depth of focus in the image. This
is satisfactory for static subjects but for subjects such as
insects likely to move, one image is all that can be obtained.
A lively meeting with plenty of
discussion from members;
thank you Judy.
Brian Smith - SIG Coordinator