#1 By: Cory Doctorow, October 7th, 2013 16:26
#2 By: The Right Honorable Reverand Josairus Beuford Monkeythumper the Third, of the Church of I Want Mine Now, October 7th, 2013 16:38
Sorry, not macro. Close-up, yes. Macro, not even close. My macro can't get much more than the '97' of 1997 in frame on that quarter shot. When there are pics at that level of detail, I'll agree he's the got the macro game going.
Sorry, forgot to take my SnarkAway(tm) this morning. These are macro....any time you can fit a whole coin in the frame you've made it to macro. And my max'd out 35-80mm 'macro' does not only show all the date, but also a portion of Washington's neck and a bit of the motto (WE and UST).....so I must have forgotten my ExaggerationLite(tm) pill as well.
#4 By: Jeremy Erwin, October 7th, 2013 17:10
Macro is defined as at least 1:1 reproduction.
On a DX sensor, that's 24mm by 16 mm. On a FX sensor, it's 36mm x 24 mm.
At some point it becomes microphotography.
#5 By: Mark_Crummett, October 7th, 2013 17:23
I know the people who live here!
Mark Crummett thinks modern technology is beautiful. To him the devices we've built, such as computers, are not only functional, they're aesthetically appealing. Especially on the inside. He's tried to highlight that beauty in a series of photographs he calls Ghosts in the Machine.
#6 By: xzzy, October 7th, 2013 17:25
If you ain't focus stacking, it ain't macro!
#7 By: Peter Kemmer, October 7th, 2013 17:49
Hey, I've been known to do that...
#8 By: David Forbes, October 7th, 2013 18:21
This is the world I live in as a circuit designer. I automatically reach for my stereo zoom microscope when it's time to see if there's a bad solder joint or something.
I'd recommend taking photos of phone circuit boards for examples of high-density, Hong Kong-style electronic component neighborhoods. You can get a taste by looking at the iPhone teardowns on iFixit.
#9 By: pjcamp, October 7th, 2013 21:04
Haven't seen a centerfold like that since the heyday of Byte.
#10 By: Bruce Bordner, October 7th, 2013 21:11
If you want to see what real wiring is like, try the RCA TK-15 (1950s) camera:
I wish this was a collector's item... still a neat toy - it unfolds!
#11 By: Harvey, October 8th, 2013 11:28
As a software engineer I take pictures of boards like the above with the highest resolution SLR I have handy. It saves you from that moment when you need to look at the back of board that It'll take you 15 minutes to disassemble a case/product just to get access.
#12 By: Cory Doctorow, October 12th, 2013 16:26
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