My experience of "Macro" is extremely limited - so I am the lowest amateur level you can possibly think of. More like the casual shooter who takes a few close ups, kind of flat and clumsy, and not engaged really, nor even inspiring. That's me, when it comes to Macro.

Just saying.

I had a brief period - two years ago - where I experimented with the awesome built-in feature of stacking - together with the M.Zuiko 60mm f 2.8 Macro lens - making it remarkably easy. The camera will makes between 3- to 15 images, where it shifts the focus ever so slightly along the subject - and then combined these photos. It extends the depth of sharpness, but leaves the background blurry. This way, you get a much greater in-depths sharpness, without the need of having to stop down the lens too much. And as i said, the background remains beautifully blurry (which disables the distraction from the background)


Trying to get the hang of it

Anyway. Since then I haven't really engaged into anything worth the name macro - except a few shorts the other day, together with my new Olympus STF-8 dual macro flash. And dude, I felt so clumsy... I felt like a big toad, making images which.... felt flat and do not engage. More like simple "product photography" rather than exciting deep dives into the world of macro.

Nevertheless - these clumsy exercises are necessary.

Because in need to PRACTICE in order to FEEL what the flash is capable of - what it does, how it affects the subject. I need to feel effect of various settings, as well what different flash positions result into. The balance between two flashes, the effect on small subjects etc. Just to get the hang of it - and i realize that it takes some time.


OM System ED 90mm f 3.5 IS PRO Macro

It is if you like, like taking a big chance. The risk that such a specific Macro lens potentially be (also for other people)something they don't know how to utilize. It's more the tool of a passionate Macro dude and gal. The ones who know what they are doing, and why - and are fueled by love and passion, to go into that tiny world of insects, plants, water droplets, snowflakes etc all the way to possibly 4x macro.

So it isn't your mainstream Macro lens - and here I am taking a risk, actually. If I stay lazy and engaged the potential of such an expensive lens is waisted on me. I hope I am fully aware of that risk. MY thinking was, that because I already invested into the STF-8 macro flash, i thought the lens together with the awesome implementation of Olympus cameras (focus stacking, freehand focus stacking, integration with flash), in itself is worth to explore macro more (instead of doing everything manually, like focus manually with tripod etc).

So, i see a great potential for me, to do something I am not very good at, and 2) can grow into. And I consider the new Macro lens in itself be highly professional compared to other combinations, systems, and handling.


It sometimes take years - before a lens takes off (for me)

But I also know from experience, that I have bought lenses, which are hardly use. I tend to understand the potential of special lenses - and it can take years - until i really get into it. This has happened to me many times, that it takes years before i really work with it in depths.

A good example like that, is the incredible Sigma 60-600 mm lens, which I have barely used... *rolling my eyes* Mainly because i have not been out much.


Everything else that is going on

I just work at night, and sleep during the days. While most other hours I am still heavily involved into research revolving Virology, microbiology and overall the many, highly complex factors behind the Corona Plandemic and perhaps most important, the finer details in the Covid-19 genetic injections, it's actions and pathways and the insane amount of many diseases they cause. My head often "fumes" from all informations it tries to sort and bring order into. I actually get pretty often headaches as a result of when I dig in too deep - it strains my entire system.

ON the good side, I get to lean a lot about heath and what causes damages, including on a cellular level. ON top it makes you humble for the literally divine human body (as well animals) who perfect things actually work down to a molecular level - and the tremendous amounts of interventions which screws everything up, from toxins we release, to the lack of vitamins, minerals and trace minerals - and wrong food / altered food.

It is such a mind boggling journey... Literally ! While my brain is challenged to the extreme trying to wrap my mind about it all. You do get humble, you know. And angry about the many things we sell as being "good for you" and "for your protection" - and then it shows that it is often the opposite.


The Fat issue we've been taught

You know the slogans ever from the 80s: avoid fat, eat lots of unsaturated & vegetable oils. It is one of the most sinister things you can do for your body, by consuming those vegetable oils.

Saturated fat (butter, animal fat, cocos), are in fact healthy for the body, and very stable - while vegetable oils are highly unstable and oxidative. So, when our cells, are using fat building blocks from easily oxidative vegetable oils - you are exposing your body constantly to oxidative stress and inflammatory processes. It is a huge strain on the body, to fight these oxidative processes you see. Which over the years, call for bad outcomes in many people... who don't seem to understand the causation between vegetable oils and illness.

The elderly people once said: Vegetable oils are for lubing machines and not for human consumption ! Now, most people believe that vegetable oils are healthy for us - and this is how the industry, agencies and health authorities preach, in the same ways. Nothing could be more wrong... because vegetable oils are now one of the primary causes behind most of our so called Western Diseases. Vaccines are the other cause of huge amounts of diseases - but we often do not even relate between conventional vaccines and illness later on.

I didn't either, by the way.


Buon appetite.

Now, they want you to eat bugs. Riddled with bad proteins as well pathogens. Chitin, the outer skeleton/skin of insects - is strong allergens. Several tests have shown for example that the companies who deal with insects for consumtion - are not particularly thorough with cleaning up insects from pathogenes. 25% were still riddled with pathgens dangerous for humans.

So, there you get your allergies and pathogens/parasites with your insect hamburger. Our faith into the food industry is incredibly blind and naive. Given that economical crises now increase cheating by multiple factor - but you still think they are delivering clean, good food for affordable or even cheap prices to you.

Good luck to all of us.

You get bullshit food - but they always make nice packaging - so it looks like what you eat, is good for you, clean, green and healthy.

You can sell anything with murderous advertising.

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