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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm 60mm f2.4 review product photos (5 of 8)ISO 4001-40 sec at f - 4.0

The Fujifilm 60mm f2.4 lens was one of the first that Fujifilm released when the X series system was announced. As one of the oldest in the system, it is also in the hands of many users. Marketed as a macro lens, its 90mm field of view also does a great job for portraits when needed.

Sporting a wide open aperture for f2.4 and 10 elements in 8 groups, the lens is further made better with nine aperture blades.

Sadly though, it’s very easy to deem this lens the jack of all trades and master of none.

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Samsung 60mm 2.8gservo-2326140425

What we have here is the Samsung 60mm f2.8 Macro. I love macro photography so I was intrigued when I found out I was going to get to test this. There were initial doubts about it because I never believe that many lenses are going to live up to their DSLR cousins. Macro lenses have even more to live up to because of the nature of the work involved not only with reviewing them but in real life use.

Until recently, I thought I could only get good macro lenses with DSLRs, but I could finally be proven wrong.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Essenials the Walkabout Macro Shooter (1 of 7)ISO 1001-200 sec at f - 4.0

Essentials is a series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could surely be substituted, but these are what we personally recommend. 

When it comes to shooting Macro images, you often want to get close. But when you get close, you’ll also want to take other measures to ensure that you’re getting the sharpest images that you can possibly obtain.Whether you’re shooting the intricacies of a watch’s interior or a beautiful flower, you’ll also need good lighting and a reliable camera that can help you get the job done.

Luckily, this is now available and you can also keep the package down to something very portable and small.

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Macro photography can be a great hobby to do at home and can even be therapeutic. But getting better macro images isn’t simply a matter of composition and making sure that the subject is in focus–it’s also about technicalities. In fact, it could even be one of the most technical forms of photography.

Here are some tips on how to get better macro shots.

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Macro photography can be super fun. And with the warmer weather being right around the corner, there is no better time to get out there and photograph some beautiful new life than right now. To get better photos though, we recommend that you take a couple of pointers first.

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Egami seems to have found new patents from Tamron showing that they’re trying to go after the more affordable APS-C budget friendly crowd. The patents are specifically for a 30mm f2.8 and a 28mm f2.5. We’re not quite sure why they would create two lenses so close in aperture range and focal length. Perhaps they just put in the patent and will only produce one of them. There also isn’t any major indication of whether the lenses will be a 1:1 Macro or something close.

Many macro lenses are already at the f2.8 aperture and if you plan on focusing in the super duper close ranges at that aperture, good luck. You’ll need to stop down heavily in order to get anything in focus at all due to the way that depth of field works.

When we tested the company’s 90mm f2.8 Macro, we were quite impressed with how it performed. Given this, we’re expecting great results from these upcoming lenses when combined with the new 20+ MP sensors that seem to be coming out and good lighting.