How To Photograph Your Own Eye In Macro Mode (video tutorial)

Photograph Your Own Eye

Ever wondered how to photograph your own eye? I tried some years ago. It turned out to be a bit more complicated than I thought.

It wouldn’t probably have been that complicated if I had access to the video tutorial by The Giant World of Tiny Things. In 10 minutes they explain how to do, and it turns out it still needs some efforts to photograph your own eye :-)

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Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Review (can it offer superior image quality?)

Canon RF 85mm F/2 Macro IS STM Review

Here is a new, good Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM review. This relatively affordable lens for the EOS R is gaining momentum among reviewers.

Coming from Christopher Frost, the Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM review investigates image stabilization, macro ability and overall image quality, among other stuff. Image quality can’t be that bad if this lens scored better than the EF 85mm f/1.2 at DxOMark”s test.

The Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM is a very good performer, other reviews confirmed it. This lens is just a no brainer for any EOS R owner.

Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM Macro:

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Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Sample Pictures Gallery (DPReview)

Canon RF 85mm F/2 Macro IS STM Review

DPReview posted a gallery with Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS sample pictures. The Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM is one of the less expensive lenses for the RF mount (not a boutique lens). And it has macro functionality.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Maximum Magnification: 1:2
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.15′
  • One UD Element

Click here to access the Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS sample pictures gallery.

This lens is a no brainer for every EOS R owner.

Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM MACRO:

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Deal: Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG ART Macro – $479 (reg. $569, today only)

Sigma 70mm F/2.8

It’s Black Friday time so there will be more deal posts than usual. Apologies to those not interested. Here is a Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG ART Macro deal.

Only for today (11/23/20) Adorama has the Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG ART Macro on sale at $479. Compare at $569.

At a glance:

  • Mount with dust- and splash-proof design*
  • Rounded diaphragm
  • Fast AF with full-time manual override
  • Compatible with SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11
  • Available SIGMA USB DOCK makes customization and flexible adjustment possible
  • Brass bayonet mount
  • “Made in Japan” with outstanding craftsmanship

More hand-picked deals are listed here.

Get 20% off handmade Hyperion camera straps with code BlackFriday, or use BlackFridayBuy3 to buy three straps and get the forth for free.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBayAdorama.

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals might be found here)

Save $10 on Luminar 4 and/or Aurora HDR 2019 using our code “WATCH” at checkout.

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Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM Macro vs RF 85mm f/1.2L Comparison (worth 4 times the price?)

Canon RF 85mm F/1.2L Review

Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS Macro vs RF 85mm f/1.2L comparison review. The latter sells at four times the price of the former. Is it worth?

The Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L is one of the boutique lenses for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system, an it gets compared to the $600 RF 85mm f/2 IS STM. Fair? Well, interesting at least since the investigative question is “is it worth to pay 4 times the price for the red ringed one?”.

Alex Barrera wanted to know and with the help of his wife acting as model he compares the two lenses.

Sample files from the comparison are available here. You can follow Alex on Instagram

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L:

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Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM Macro:

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Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

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Canon Patent: RF 80mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Lens For EOS R System

Canon Patent

And yet another Canon patent for a lens for the EOS R full frame mirrorless camera system,

Canon patent application 2020-181169A (Japan) discusses optical formulas for an RF 80mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 lens.

  • Focal length: 80.45 mm
  • F number: 2.90
  • Half angle of view: 15.05
  • Image height: 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 123.69 mm
  • Back focus: 13.72 mm

Interesting lens I have to say. Let’s hope it goes into production.

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

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