Welcome to Camlense. I am Mehmood Shah and today I will be talking about Macro again. I received questions about cameras for macro photography. People are asking that can macro photography be done with any camera or if there is a specific camera for it. So, let’s get started.
Can Macro Photography be Done with any Camera?
Yes, Macro Photography can be done with any camera by using a macro lens, extension tubes, or even macro filters. You can even do macro photography with a simple camera, but for more professional results, it’s advisable to use a macro lens.
Is a Special Camera Needed for Macro Photography?
You don’t need any special camera for macro photography as it can be done with any camera. You can use macro lenses, extension tubes, and also close-up filters to get macro results.
What is a Macro Lens?
Macro Lens is a specially dedicated lens for macro photography. A macro lens is a telephoto lens is a larder focal length and powerful close focusing capabilities. You can take very close-up pictures with this lens mounted on your camera.
For professionals, it is better to use a macro lens as it provides comparably better results when compared to other alternatives. The only problem with macro lenses is that they are expensive. If you are looking for something affordable then you should look for alternatives. More Info
Alternatives Of Macro Lens
An extension tube is a better alternative to a macro lens as it is affordable and provides good results. The extension tubes however do not produce results like a macro lens but can work fine if you are facing a few financial problems. In fact, you should start off with extension tubes to make sure that you will keep going in Macro. More Info
If you are a hobbyist and not looking for something professional, then the macro filters would be better for you. They are cheaply priced and are available in many types. For example, you can find +1 magnification macro filter, +2 macro filter, +4 macro filter, and +10 macro filter. More Info
What Alternative Should You Use?
So, first of all, if you are trying to be a professional, I would definitely recommend dedicated macro lenses. They work way better than other gear. They are a bit expensive, but if you can afford one, then go for it.
Secondly, if you do care about your professional career but can’t afford an expensive macro lens, then I would suggest you try out the extension tubes. They do work well and are affordable too. Although they won’t provide as good results as the macro lenses would produce, they would be comparable.
Thirdly, if you are not interested in making macro photography your career and are just doing it for fun, then you can try out some macro filters. You can have variant magnifications. Although they won’t deliver the same results as the previous ones, but they are more affordable.
Finally, we will conclude our post by repeating that yes, you can do macro photography with any camera with the help of some macro gear like extension tubes, close-up filters, and macro lenses. That’s all for today. I hope your question is cleared. Good Day!
If you are looking for a special camera for your macro photography, this video might help you.