Here comes more of that supermacro shiznit.
Dust bunnies. (The next instalment will have something even more gross.)
The Nikon Coolpix 2200 I broke.
Okay, so this is with smashpOp‘s old Panasonic FZ-5 at 432mm full zoom.
Infrared version of the first shot.
Whee! (Had to use the flesh-colored flash technique.)
None of these shots were cropped. This ruler shot is to show the scale of how small an area I could capture at full zoom (140mm equivalent).
According to this:
My Canon Powershot A520 sensor should be a bit wider than 5.3mm. 5.3:15 = 1:2.83 macro, technically, not impressive. However, a dSLR with 1.5x crop factor would have a sensor 36/1.5 = 24mm wide. 24:15 = 1.6:1 macro. So, to get 15mm to fill a dSLR frame would need a 1.6:1 macro lens.