Macro lenses and pics


posted on 9th of june, 2011

Last week was going to buy a new lense and to start with the macro photography,captured by the beautiful images I have seen around lately.
Went to the shop and asked for the Tamron 90mm f2.8 which is a great one and not too expensive,compared to the Nikon ones,like the Nikkor 60mm f2.8 or the Nikkor 105mm f2.8;another great one is the Sigma 105mm f2.8...don't know about the Canon ones (out of the Canon 100mm f2.8),more into Nikon stuff,sorry!

Anyway I asked about it but they didn't know and even after a few days,nothing about this lense,will have to wait some more I thought,but they offered me an used Sigma 17-70mm macro f2.8-4.5 which is not really a macro lense,although it's called like this,but they were making a good price on it and I found it intresting to see if I could have liked the macro...

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Posted by Wordplanet on June 12, 2011
Lovely photos.
There are some inexpensive solutions if you can't afford a true macro lens.
If you have a lens that takes a 52mm filter (such as one of the 50mm prime lenses and some others), you can purchase a Nikon 1, 2, 3T or 4T close up lens or if the filter is 62mm, a 5T or 6T. This is a magnifier that screws onto your lens. You need to be sure you get one that is designed for both the filter size and the focal length of your lens. 1 and 2 are recommended for lenses with a focal length up to 55mm; 3T and 4T work best with lenses from 85-200mm; 5T, 6T with lenses from 70-210mm. Numbers 3T, 4T, 5T and 6T are two-element achromatic lenses that are considered to be of much higher quality than the single 1 and 2, but I've had great success with the 1 and 2 attached to my 50mm f1.4 lens. I use the 4T on my 105mm f8, a macro lens I bought used for less than $250 on ebay a few years ago. It's slow but works well in bright sunlight and when I use my strobes. I'm hoping to sell it and get...(More)
Posted by Haslinda on June 12, 2011
Very nice photos. I was considering getting a new lens since several nature parks are gradually opening around my neighbourhood. Thanks for the great tips :)
Posted by Secmaster on June 12, 2011
My friend wonderful work. Macro photography is a very technical and testing field of photography, demanding of good quality equipment and even more patience from the photography. I have had some success which you can see in my profile but not as much as I would like to have because I don't have a traditional macro lens. The favorite one of macro I have in my profile is called Snowy Texture. It is called snow moss here in Newfoundland Canada and I took this macro shot while climbing a small mountain near my home. Enjoy and keep up the great work my friend.[imgr]http://www.14215372[/imgr]



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