to be quite a bit better. IMHO the 70 - 300 is a decent quality zoom with
semi macro ability to boot. On the whole, though I don't use it much, I am very happy with mine - but one day I will buy a dedicated macro - My 17 - 70goes stupidly close - you can actually touch the subject! so it casts a shadow - that too takes great semi macro shots, but I'd still like a dedicated macro one day.
So - if the 70 - 300's macro ability suits you - then the usefull zoom range and reasonable quality make it a great buy.
My First maternity shots
......... Well not mine I'm a guy, but you knwo what I mean.
I took this with my 50mm f1.8, no flash used.
CC please guys.
Nice shot, domenic! Looks a tad soft, did you do that intentionally?
Here is my first attempt at an HDR (its harder than it looks!):
She will appreciate the soft focus on the baby. Typically you see more with the womans face to capture that love and adoring kind of look. Sometimes the get it out look, depends on the woman and how far along :). Try and use a background and pose to accent the baby more, perhaps a little more sideways. Plain backgrounds tend to work best. And don't be affraid to use the flash, looks slightly underexposed.
I'm liking it man!
How close to the subject do you have to be to get the macro shots in focus? I took those shots about 5 feet away from it. I am looking into the 105mm f2.8 as well, but it will not be for a while since I'm thinking of getting the VR Micro (means more $$).
Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Focal Length: 110 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Just a shot at the zoo.
Attempted to completely recover it in post- warmed, darkened, cropped etc.
I tend to use the 17 - 70 for close ups - despite the risk of shadows - and most zoom work I use my 28 - 200 which is a more usefull range for me - the 70 - 300 is nearly retired - Ireckon I need something going up to 400 or more in it's place - then a dedicated Macro - the Sigma 105 seems OK as I know a couple of people with one.