Loving this set up for macro photography – Canon 7D + Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens + Twin Lite MT-24EX flash.
Since coming back from our Melbourne trip I’ve been having a ton of fun playing with the new Canon 7D and macro photography. When I first started messing around with macro, I owned a Canon 400D and absolutely loved it! Most of the macros you see in the gallery are taken with the 400D. After upgrading my camera to a full frame 5D Mark II, macro photography just wasn’t the same and I was starting to lose interest.
Don’t get me wrong, the Canon 5D Mark II is a great camera …. for landscapes! I just found for macro photography I was having to crop way too much for my liking. I also found the detail seen in the insect or bug wasn’t the same as I see with the 7D.
With plenty of rain here in the Whitsundays, the marsh flies have been out in their hundreds. What’s a photographer to do? Grab the Canon 7D + Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens + Twin Lite MT-24EX flash and go take insect portraits of course
Here’s a favourite macro from yesterday!