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When you're hunting for that special look at a dragonfly, not all optics are created equal! Most are meant for watching birds, so this page will feature ones made for close-up viewing.

Dragonfly Binoculars

Question: What makes a perfect binocular for dragonfly watching?
Answer: The ability to focus on dragonflies from about six feet away, so as not to scare them off. At a distance of about six feet, the dragonfly will take up the binocular's entire field of view, showing the detail that is necessary for the butterfly enthusiast.

Macro Cameras for Dragonfly Photography

Macro cameras are specifically created for capturing small items at a size equal to or bigger than a 1:1 ratio. Since the camera lens is able to focus on a subject at really short distances, it is perfect for dragonfly photography.

Camera Tripods

In macro photography, a reliable tripod can make the difference between getting a usable image and a blurry image due to camera movement or focus issues. Many of these tripods have features that are useful for high magnification or close up work.

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