Every moment, there is a story unfolding around us and it requires an ability to be aware of one’s surroundings and good observational skills, and of course a decent camera, to witness and capture that story. From comic to romantic, and from scary to downright bizarre, life presents an immense number of moments that make for great photo opportunities.
A macro lens is a lens that offers at least a magnification factor of 1.0x or 1:1, which means full life-size magnification (1x magnification). For example, that if you take a photo of a bug that is 1 inch (2.54cm) in length, the bug will appear as the same size on the camera’s sensor. That might not seem very impressive, but when you know that the 18Mp sensor in DSLR cameras enable very large format prints, the potential for creating massive enlargements from shots of tiny objects is really pretty amazing.