Using a Macro Bellows with Flash

When I use a macro bellows with flash on my Sony A55, I get half-exposed frames. Why? If you are getting half exposed frames then you have the shutter set outside the flash synch range. Basically, the shutter has two curtains, the front and back curtain. The front curtain opens up the camera, and the… Read More »

Telephoto “Macro” Zoom Lenses

A lot of telephoto zoom lenses are marked “Macro”. For example, almost every 70-300mm zoom lens has a the word “macro” on it somewhere. What does this mean? Especially if there is no macro switch on the lens? At 300mm and at minimum focus distance a lens marked “macro” is usually capable of 1:4 magnification… Read More »