Don't laugh but these are our first attempts at Macro...

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Thomas, Jul 17, 2004.

  1. Thomas

    Thomas Guest

    Thomas, Jul 17, 2004
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    Mike Kohary Guest

    The forks, but you're right - the lens sucks. Both pictures are
    unfortunately not useable.

    Comments, Preddy? ;)

    Mike
     
    Mike Kohary, Jul 17, 2004
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  3. Thomas

    Thomas Guest

    I find the lens ok at between about 100 - 200 and f8 - f11, but for Macro
    work, it is shite..

    I'm looking at a 60mm f2.8 Micro Nikkor. Once I've paid for my D70 ;-)
     
    Thomas, Jul 18, 2004
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    D.R. Guest

    I use a cheap Sigma 70-300 MacroSuperII. Not the APO. Here are two macro pics
    done with it:
    http://radel.inet.net.nz/photography/macro.html

    All except the 3rd shot here were done with it:
    http://radel.inet.net.nz/photography/people.html

    I'm not a "photographer" as such, just someone who pickup up an SLR for the
    first time at Christmas time and got hooked. The flower was taken by hand
    (should've used a tripod) on the day I got the camera + lens and didn't know
    what "aperture" was.

    You can get acceptable shots with this lens. I read a lens test for it in a
    magazine that said that the lens is most sharp at F8, so F8 it is. The lens
    could be alot more sharp, but then it would cost 5 times as much. I mostly use
    it for portraits.

    I have just used it for photographying people surfing, @ 300mm on a tripod. I'll
    let you know if the prints turn out, as it will be a first for me. :)

    D.R.
     
    D.R., Jul 18, 2004
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    D.R. Guest

    The 50mm F1.8 is worth looking at, but it's not a macro. Tack sharp and US$100!

    Check out any lens here before buying:
    http://www.photozone.de/2Equipment/easytxt.htm
     
    D.R., Jul 18, 2004
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