I scared I make the wrong decision lehz....my few questions havent really answer yet:
Which lens I should go for my first macro lens? 50mm, 70 or 90 or 100mm? When shall I need 50mm, 70 or 90 or 100mm Macro Lens? Under what circumstances do I need 50mm, 70 or 90 or 100mm Macro Lens?
The DIFFERENCE is not in the "Cue", it is in the SKILLS...
hmmz.. check out this month's practical photography magazine... it has a feature on macro shooting and compares some lenses... according to that... the tamron 90mm, canon 100mm and nikon 105mm do very well... with the nikon getting tester's choice and tamron getting "best buy"
i would suggest around a 100mm lens.. not to short that u have to go really close... but not too long either, unless u're doing really small things like insects...
Canon EOS 30D w/ grip 580EX, Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8, EF-S 10-22mm
20cm working distance when compared to the 90 and 105 which only give you 9.5 and 12cm respectively(all at 1:1 setting)... further more it is equipped with HSM for faster focusing during normal operation (most will stay with manual focus during macro)
i am happy with my tokina 100mm
better build compare to tamron
Last edited by valice; 16th March 2007 at 12:50 AM.
The setup is a tank, a camera, a lens, a flash and a wireless transmitter (ST-E2 in the case of Canon). NO tripod. You can almost never shoot a fast moving fish with a tripod. No CPL or what-not filter needed as well. Just UV. My EF 100mm has no filter at all. Just glass and tank.
Last edited by valice; 16th March 2007 at 11:46 AM.