Wide angle macro

This is so cool: wide angle macrophotography by Leon Baas. I read about his work in edition 25 of Photo Digitaal. He made his own wide angle macro lens from an existing Canonlens, he worked on it for two years. And the things he does with it are amazing! I mean, macro photography can be cool, see all the little things in this world in extreme close-up. But you don’t really see the context in which the creatures live. With his wide angle macro, you see the little insects and flowers, but also the world around it. And that is simply awesome!

Unfortunately the lens is not for sale, because he made it himself. Here, though, I read a tip on using wide angle lenses for macro photography (in Dutch only). It won’t give the same results as Leon Baas’s lens, but it’s a start. I think I’ll try something out with my 8-16mm Sigma lens, which is such a nice lens to have (I love how it captures the sky, it become so intense, like in the photo I’ve posted here). So while I’ve mostly used my wide angle for ‘big’ photography, I’m going to give it a go on the little things in life as well. I’ll keep you posted! And if you have tips on cool lenses or cool things to do with them, let me know about it!

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