Choosing a MACRO lens ...
I have BOTH the SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di ...
and the SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD
and darn good MACROs they are. Unfortunately, the 90mm tends to reach out dramatically when you focus! :eek: The 180mm does not change shape, as all focus takes place inside the housing. Also, the 180mm has two LD components, which totally eliminate any CA you may encounter using a telephoto solution. It really is a class act lens.
Besides, I bought these lenses when I was still in school ... with an "educational discount." They were such a bargain, I just couldn't pass them up. Imagine, superior, sharp PRIMES. No, not the fastest focusers on the planet, but they autofocus sharp as a tack.
I have to ask, have you gone down my GEAR LIST? I have ... am I am seriously wondering what you guys want. I'm pretty confused with all this complaining. Why are you all trying to get all your photography out of three lenses. C'mon ... "variety is the spice of life!"
Well, until we get to the "kit" lens ... then, I have another phrase for that.
Understanding the rules ...
You need to read the initial post in this thread ...
Originally Posted by cascadingshadows
You stated you have a SONY 75-300 f/4-5.6 ... it's the same kind/class. Still, I thank you for a brilliant effort and assisting the forum in understanding the capabilities of these various lenses. Of course, if you gave your lens away to some other SONY DSLR user ... ;) ... you would not OWN one any more. Just a thought ...
Originally Posted by DonSchap