Since I’ve mentioned macro photography in previous blogs I thought I’d post a photo of
my macro set up.
Most of the gear I obtain is used, which doesn’t bother me – I’m not always sure how old it is but it always performs well and that’s what’s important.
A few people have told me I should switch to a ball head but I’m satisfied with the three way and don’t feel the need to.
The focus rail is a Pentax that probably has a few years on it but in pristine condition, and the lens is obviously Laowa’s 60mm f2.8 macro I obtained through some bartering and have become completely enamored of.
My tripod is probably a good fifteen years old and seen some serious duty – people also tell me I should replace it with a lighter model but since I’m in the mountains and countryside a lot aluminum doesn’t strike me as the best choice and a carbon fiber tripod is out of my league.
Monopods just don’t feel right to me and I’ve been in multiple situations where I don’t believe they would work as well as a tripod when stability and odd positioning becomes a factor.