Contax once upon a time billed their G2 cameras as being, "The essence of perfection" and whilst nothing ever is, I think that at that time these lovely 35mm film electronic rangefinder cameras came close for their intended purpose.
My f4 pro zoom triumvirate is just made for adventures with my OM-5 and is the ultimate travel troika. However, sometimes my little f4-5.6 14-150mm II super zoom, though a big compromise, is simply enough.
It's the first of November and actual Autumn is now with us with the deciduous trees around our way undergoing their annual transmogrification. Time to get the camera out once more for the seasonal photo colour fest.
Lullebrook Manor is a fine mid-18th century country house that was once rented by Colonel Francis Ricardo, the first car owner in Cookham, having a bright yellow Rolls Royce with a large horn on the side that went 'poop, poop' and supposedly the inspiration for Kenneth Grahame's Toad in the 1908 children's book The Wind in the Willows. A property on the site is known to have existed from as early as the 13th Century, when the house was owned by the De Lullebrook family.
There are, typically, three types of light used in macro photography; daylight, continuous artificial light and flashlight, so called 'macro flash'. So what are the advantages of using macro flash over the others?