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  1. #1771
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsh Vegas View Post
    I (newbie) noticed a lot of or all of the macro shots are shot either using a Tamron or Sigma lens. I recently bought a Canon Rebel T1i and wondering what is the better lens in the $200.00 to $300.00. How are the Canon lenses? Would I be better off spending a little more on a better lens? I've been reading reviews and more I read the more confused I get. Seems like they are all slow focus.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
    Hi Marsh Vegas.
    For macro shots I have got to myself a lens Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di SP macro 1:1. Why?
    First this lens has magnificent optical characteristics - see Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di SP macro - Review / Test Report. Some more reviews: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens Review Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens Review
    Secondly I very much liked switching of a auto/manual focus by shift of a focus ring
    In-third this lens it is quite suitable for portrait shots - see
    Well and in the fourth - certainly the price - Canon lenses at least on 50$ is more expensive than this lens
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  2. #1772
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    Seoul, South Korea

    D40x @ 55mm 400iso.


  3. #1773
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    Taking this shot was
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    D800, D300, D90, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200VR f2.8, 300 F4, 105 micro, 16-85VR, 50mm 1.8, Tammy 90 macro, 70-300VR, SB900, 2xSB600, MB-D10, 055XPROB 322RC2. New computers to run photoshop faster. C&C always appreciated. PhotoGallery
    Pressing the shutter is the start of the process - Joe McNally ... Buying the body is the start of the process - Dread Pirate

  4. #1774
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsh Vegas View Post
    I (newbie) noticed a lot of or all of the macro shots are shot either using a Tamron or Sigma lens. ... Seems like they are all slow focus.
    Because they're bug shots it's harder to justify to she who must be obeyed the price premium for a Nikon lens (she'll happily let me splash cash to take photos of her kids). Optically the Tammy 90mm does the trick, it's just missing VR compared to the Nikon 105. Assume the same holds true compared to the canon stuff.

    Macor lenses are slow to focus because they have a long way to travel for precise close focussing compared to lenses that only focus 3 feet away.
    D800, D300, D90, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200VR f2.8, 300 F4, 105 micro, 16-85VR, 50mm 1.8, Tammy 90 macro, 70-300VR, SB900, 2xSB600, MB-D10, 055XPROB 322RC2. New computers to run photoshop faster. C&C always appreciated. PhotoGallery
    Pressing the shutter is the start of the process - Joe McNally ... Buying the body is the start of the process - Dread Pirate

  5. #1775
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    Dragonfly number umphty zillion

    Here is another of my innumerable dragonfly shots. Soon I'll be dreaming I am riding one. (sounds like fun )
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    Seeing the picture starts the process
    D7100, Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro, Tamron 70-300 Macro, Sigma 17-70 F2.8 Macro,
    Tamron 70-300 Di VC USD 60Th Anniv. ,SB700, Vivitar 383, Manfrotto t-pod, monopod
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  6. #1776
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    Bees and damselflies ... again!

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    Gabriel
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    Nikon D600/Olympus OMD EM-5
    Nikon 16-35/4 VR; Nikkor 105/2.8 VR Micro;Nikon 70-200/4 VR II;
    Nikkor AF-S 300/4;Nikkor AF-S 70-300G IF ED VRII;Panasonic 20/1.7; Olympus 60/2.8 Macro

    Nissin Di866; Velbon tripod, Giottos monopod&ballhead
    Personal Blog: http://gabrielcphotos.blogspot.com/
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  7. #1777
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    Too many dragonflies...

    I had a brief chance to get out and hunt a few butterflies in the Atlanta heat this afternoon.
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  8. #1778
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    A couple shots from the rain forest exhibit at he California Academy of Sciences

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    Lukas

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  9. #1779
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    I'm afraid to post mine after you guys and gals. Nice bee particularly
    D800, D300, D90, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200VR f2.8, 300 F4, 105 micro, 16-85VR, 50mm 1.8, Tammy 90 macro, 70-300VR, SB900, 2xSB600, MB-D10, 055XPROB 322RC2. New computers to run photoshop faster. C&C always appreciated. PhotoGallery
    Pressing the shutter is the start of the process - Joe McNally ... Buying the body is the start of the process - Dread Pirate

  10. #1780
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    Nothing to be afraid of ... Here's another one ...

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    ... and a green monster !

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    Gabriel
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    Nikon D600/Olympus OMD EM-5
    Nikon 16-35/4 VR; Nikkor 105/2.8 VR Micro;Nikon 70-200/4 VR II;
    Nikkor AF-S 300/4;Nikkor AF-S 70-300G IF ED VRII;Panasonic 20/1.7; Olympus 60/2.8 Macro

    Nissin Di866; Velbon tripod, Giottos monopod&ballhead
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