One of my hobbies is Hi-Fi. While I have most of my music on digital formats I do get a great deal of pleasure restoring old turntables. One of the challenges when buying a second hand turntable is to check the wear on the stylus as it can damage your records.
I thought that it would be a simple matter of using my macro lens, but I was sorely mistaken. The problem is that the stylus tip, really is VERY small. As photographers, we are used to seeing amazing closeups of insects for example, but this is like trying to take a photo of the end of the insects antenna!