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 Post subject: Re: Macro Photography
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:26 pm 
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The 100mm canon macro is top quality
I own one.
And you can even use it as a portrait or 100mm landscape lens

Another cheaper solution is to use
Extension tubes like Kenko Digi Extension Tube Canon EOS
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And they fit in any bag and are indistructable

Use a 20mm on my 70-200 f4 and very happy with the results.
Not to used for the tiny insects but for moderate insects and flowers
btw, if you do want to do real macro a tripod or bean bag which allows you to get very low is essential.

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 Post subject: Re: Macro Photography
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Yes Bert - Extension Rings are an inexpensive, light-weight way to get macro shots. I am using it with my 1,8/50mm (scale down to 1:1) as well as with the 4/70-200. It works even well with the 2,8/300 +2xExtender (great for snake pictures from a reasonable distance).

Some years ago conversion rings were also an good and cheap way to get macro images. But so far as I know there there is nobody manufacturing this stuff (if anybody in the forum knows it better, please tell me - I would be more than grateful).


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 Post subject: Re: Macro Photography
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I took that portrait of a caterpillar at Nossob with the 1,8/50mm+ Ex-Rings:
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 Post subject: Re: Macro Photography
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Thank you , guys - I made a funny experience with this caterpillar. I fliped it away with my finger (yes - not a nice treatment for such a model, but I did not want it into the bedroom) and after this I realised very small hairs of the caterpillar in my skin. It was impossilble to remove them, even with tweezers. Te next morning these parts of my skin were red and aching.

So, these animals are definititely not without protection....


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It's been windy here for weeks [worse than Cape Town!] and today has been the first time I've been out with my macro lens. I quite liked this little hover fly and am really looking forward to getting more practice.
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WoW granjan,

really quite impressive :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Fantastic Granjan. What camera and lens did you use??

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:big_eyes: :clap: :clap: :clap: Great Great photo's all

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 Post subject: Re: Macro Photography
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Lovely macro shots, everybody. :clap:

Does anybody have experiences with the Tamron 180mm/F3.5 Macro 1:1? This lens is on top of my wishing list but so far i haven´t seen any photos taken with it.
An alternative lens could be the Tamron 90mm/F2.8 Macro 1:1 (because it is only half of the price of the lens above) - but here is the same, i haven´t seen any photos.

All i know if from another forum that both lenses are exceptional good on Sony.

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