I can't get as close as the guys with the MP-E65, so I have to use tubes to get closer, but even then it doesn't have the magnification or clarity.
Still, I'll make do with it until I get another load of money (but that will have to be a lottery win not redundancy, lol)....
This is a cranefly, but it was at as awkward an angle as it could be, as it sheltered on the drier side of the garden fence, but I had to stand across the soil bed (very muddy) and shoot from slightly above to get the eyes, which made for harder positioning all round.
Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Image Date: 2013-04-28 14:15:56 +0000
Focal Length: 100mm
Exposure Time: 0.033 s (1/30)
ISO equiv: 3200
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Manual
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Color Space: Adobe RGB (1998)
GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
Copyright: Copyright: Paul Iddon - A View of the UK
Close-up and macro
Canon EOS 5d Mk2