Author Johan J. Ingles-Le Nobel

  • In terms of companies currently making electronic macro stacking rails, this very small number of companies should be prepared to experience some disruption this year (2017), with the introduction of a brand new DIY macro stacking rail kit by MJKZZ. This is a piece of DIY kit that provides everything required to buy a base THK KR2001 rail and to DIY it up into a fully-fledged, class-leading electronic macro focus-stacking rail, all at about half the total cost of the current class leader.

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  • As a Pentax Brand Ambassador, What Digital Camera interviewed me for some Pentax macro tips for their readers in the December 2015 issue. They asked me to focus on using Pentax for macro, and my experiences using the new Pentax K-3II.

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  • The fine folks at Wimberley – famous for amazing tripod heads and superb macro arms – sent me a Plamp II with accessories to review, and now that I’ve had a chance to use it for a while I thought I’d put my thoughts online. In summary, it’s really very good, and almost exactly what the vast majority of macro shooters want. I highly recommend it, but don’t be afraid to further customise it to make it suit you even better.

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  • Yunnan, China. Most of us in the West may never have heard of it, but this is a Chinese province half the size of Western Europe and is also, as local man on the scene John Horstman coins it, China’s Amazon. In his own words: “everything (insect-wise) is bigger, brighter, more abundant and more bizarre than elsewhere”.

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  • Digital Photographer magazine describes itself as "the kitbag essential for enthusiasts and pro photographers looking to refine their skills and bolster their portfolio, created by working photographic professionals". This article they asked me to do didn't make it into the publication but I've put it up as a warning to others. Originally they contacted me to just to use a bunch of my images for free to illustrate an article on stacking "because it would be such an amazing publicity opportunity for me". I didn't let them (I think a photography publication can afford to pay photographers rather than using them), and whilst they had me write an article they never used it once written. All in all my experience with Digital Photographer Magazine was very disappointing and I have no time for them. Digital Photographer Magazine is not a magazine that I would recommend working with.

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