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  1. #1
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    Looking for a goog Macro lens

    What would be a good macro lens for the A100. I cannot focus close enough with my 70-300 Quantaray lens.
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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  2. #2
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    Lightbulb

    Probably the two that come to mind that seem most reasonable and versatile would be the (click on the link):



    If you are lucky enough to find a Minolta AF 100mm f/2.8 MACRO, you can probably save yourself a grunch of cash. There are currently 3 of these on EBAY

    "Grunch", of course, being a serious photographic-value term.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 12-30-2007 at 08:58 PM.
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  3. #3
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    i use a gutted 2 x md too ma adapter with a 58mm 1.4 rokkor lens

  4. #4
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    Thanks Don I will check the 2 links.
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  5. #5
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    The Sigma 50mm f2.8 macro will be the most affordable choice, a very good lens too. And the Sigma 70mm f2.8 macro will double as a great portrait lens, it is a great macro lens.
    Canon EOS 350D, Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 macro, Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC EX, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM, Tokina AT-X124 Pro 12-24mm F4, Soligor 1.7x C/D4 DG Teleconvertor, Manfrotto 724B tripod, Canon Powershot S30

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