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    Hi guys..

    been amazed by the pictures of insects and flowers in the macro galleries..
    Currently using a 350D and a 70-300 sigma DG micro..

    Any guys ard here using this set up to shoot before?
    Or what is the best affordable lens that can have such beautiful macro shots?
    say..budget about $500?

    thanks! newbie here....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannonball
    Hi guys..

    been amazed by the pictures of insects and flowers in the macro galleries..
    Currently using a 350D and a 70-300 sigma DG micro..

    Any guys ard here using this set up to shoot before?
    Or what is the best affordable lens that can have such beautiful macro shots?
    say..budget about $500?

    thanks! newbie here....
    You should ask this in the macro forum. Me just a lowly P&S user, cannot really help you. My macro lens cost me $100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannonball
    Hi guys..

    been amazed by the pictures of insects and flowers in the macro galleries..
    Currently using a 350D and a 70-300 sigma DG micro..

    Any guys ard here using this set up to shoot before?
    Or what is the best affordable lens that can have such beautiful macro shots?
    say..budget about $500?

    thanks! newbie here....
    try this

    http://forum.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=199684

    exactly your budget

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    definitely a good lens
    Tamron 90mm. The price is good too. Go for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    ortega....

    Yeah, that is a good lens, number of macro shooters using it.

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    haha

    i am shameless

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    Hi cerebrus..

    hmmz..tot its more appropriate to post here..since thats the gallery forum...
    think...photos are more appreciated than questions in there..
    haha..i am also a P&S guy now..hoping to achieve more in the future..

    hi ortega..

    how come u are selling your tamron?
    the pictures that u have taken are beautiful!!


    Didnt know there is such a variety of insects around the neighbourhood till i surf the macro gallery..
    totally impressed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannonball
    hi ortega..

    how come u are selling your tamron?
    the pictures that u have taken are beautiful!!
    hes selling for a friend. He uses the Nikkor 105mm. but check out the pictures on his first attempt using the 90mm. cool

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    Yah...
    seen the pictures that he has taken..
    very impressed!!

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    then get his 90mm loh. =)
    he already gave examples on the lens. cant be wrong. =)

    OT: Ortega, got commission boh, help you promote.

    Cannonball, just joking lah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    Yes. Tamron 90mm is a proven lens. No doubt about its picture quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tltan
    then get his 90mm loh. =)
    he already gave examples on the lens. cant be wrong. =)

    OT: Ortega, got commission boh, help you promote.

    Cannonball, just joking lah.
    haha..but bro..
    i am using Canon leh..
    2 lens on my wish list now..and think need to take up part time jobs to buy liao
    canon 10-22mm and now...tamron 90mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannonball
    haha..but bro..
    i am using Canon leh..
    2 lens on my wish list now..and think need to take up part time jobs to buy liao
    canon 10-22mm and now...tamron 90mm.
    oic.

    Check out another user, Melvynyeo's gallery. He also uses tamron 90.
    Work Work Work then Buy Buy Buy. No end man!

    Regards,
    tltan

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    just checked out some of melvyn's photos..
    breathtaking!!

    just a 90mm tamron, need additional macro filter etc?

    the mosquitoe on skin shot was

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    and yourself using the 90mm tamron too right?
    saw your gallery..
    great work.....damn posioning...
    must stop looking at galleries..

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    no need. But for high magnification macro, think you are better off using reverse 50mm technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannonball
    Hi cerebrus..

    hmmz..tot its more appropriate to post here..since thats the gallery forum...
    think...photos are more appreciated than questions in there..
    haha..i am also a P&S guy now..hoping to achieve more in the future..
    Macro people are quite nice, will not skin you and make soup out of your bones.

    Quote Originally Posted by cannonball
    Didnt know there is such a variety of insects around the neighbourhood till i surf the macro gallery..
    totally impressed...
    Yeah, also you get strange looks from people when you start looking under bushes with your camera!

    Go Buy Buy Buy! Hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by tltan
    no need. But for high magnification macro, think you are better off using reverse 50mm technique.
    Ya, it is also cheaper. Canon 50mm f1.8 MkII is about $120, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    haha

    i am shameless
    Naughty naughty....

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    Didnt realise u have the 70-300 apo dg. thats quite a good lens for macro already
    giving u macro capabilities at 200-300 range. One of the lens i wanted to get..
    although not 1:1 it doesnt matter as long as its sharp and you are happy. use a tripod as that focal length should require it. hehe.

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