Examples on this page were shot using the full-frame 21MP Canon 5D Mark II.
This shot take a few inches away from the sunflower at f/8, showing that even at 8mm, depth of field is very limited (onte blurred background).
Such extreme close-ups are a great deal of fun, but beware of crunching the front element into something that might scratch it.
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