What occured to me is that the Canon MP-E 65mm F/2.8 Super Macro 1-5x lens is used for extreme macro shooting at very short distances. The distances are so small that adding a ringflash may just spoil things already. So I set out to figure out a new way to light the subject. Especially since I shoot a lot of macro handheld, I need the higher shutter times, the smaller apertures… So light as well, and plenty of it.
Thinking up a lighting system
The Canon MP-E 65mm F/2.8 Super Macro 1-5x surely is an amazing lens. But when you look at it, you immediately see that it is a weird duck; the lens looks like it has been built backwards! Makes sense though I guess, I have had great results reversing the Canon EF-S 15-85mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM and that setup looks very much READ MORE »