Author Johan J. Ingles-Le Nobel

  • Amateur Photographer approached me to write part of a feature it’s doing on focus stacking. They’ve also approached a landscape photographer for his perspective on stacking, and all in all it should make for a decent issue.

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  • 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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