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    Quote Originally Posted by luna_sea83 View Post
    afs micro 60 portraits ftw
    FTW 85mm f1.4 for portrait.

    I will never use my CZ100f2 for portrait.

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    Nai meh sleep time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royaux View Post
    considering. for sure is i won't be shooting portraits all year round ~
    If you want to general multi purpose lens, tammy 90 is a good choice for it price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leong23 View Post
    unless you are going into macro.

    if you are going into portrait, don't waste money for tammy.
    Ro-Ro, you're using a Nikon with a hot CCD sensor right?

    Initially, a lot of togs think that a macro is great for shooting portraits. Fantastic...almost razor like sharpness, high contrast and very vivid results.

    That's initially.

    Soon, you begin to realise that the slightest imperfection in skin, make-up starts showing up very clearly, and all that sharpness and high contrast then starts becoming a curse, because no amount of DI work can ever replace the series of specific optical abbreations that make 'portrait' lenses so highly regarded (macro lenses are super highly corrected remember?).

    In fact, the hard core portrait masters don;t even like carl zeiss lenses after awhile, because of the MTF curves and the too high contrast that true blue CZ lenses give. They opt for high performance (higher than CZ even) Leitz lenses that have a more gentle contrast, or the ultimate portrait lenses: Rodenstocks.

    Bottom line? Stick to normal series lenses and not macro for portrait work.

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    Nai Nai Loo Nar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    Ro-Ro, you're using a Nikon with a hot CCD sensor right?

    Initially, a lot of togs think that a macro is great for shooting portraits. Fantastic...almost razor like sharpness, high contrast and very vivid results.

    That's initially.

    Soon, you begin to realise that the slightest imperfection in skin, make-up starts showing up very clearly, and all that sharpness and high contrast then starts becoming a curse, because no amount of DI work can ever replace the series of specific optical abbreations that make 'portrait' lenses so highly regarded (macro lenses are super highly corrected remember?).

    In fact, the hard core portrait masters don;t even like carl zeiss lenses after awhile, because of the MTF curves and the too high contrast that true blue CZ lenses give. They opt for high performance (higher than CZ even) Leitz lenses that have a more gentle contrast, or the ultimate portrait lenses: Rodenstocks.

    Bottom line? Stick to normal series lenses and not macro for portrait work.
    i want to use macro for macro, mainly small figures i have collecting dust that i want to clean up and shoot, other than that maybe tag along with leong when he go out to shoot etc ~
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    Quote Originally Posted by Royaux View Post
    i want to use macro for macro, mainly small figures i have collecting dust that i want to clean up and shoot, other than that maybe tag along with leong when he go out to shoot etc ~
    Even those figures can be shot with other lenses... no need macro.

    But if you wish to pick up macro insect photography... then go ahead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Even those figures can be shot with other lenses... no need macro.

    But if you wish to pick up macro insect photography... then go ahead.
    those very small the size of your thumb figures leh
    surprised i didn't choke on them when i was young
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    Quote Originally Posted by Royaux View Post
    i want to use macro for macro, mainly small figures i have collecting dust that i want to clean up and shoot, other than that maybe tag along with leong when he go out to shoot etc ~
    Oh, hokay.

    Eeu neber say mah!

    Details.....

    At any rate, there are much cheaper wayas to shoot macro, very very high quality without buying a dedicated macro lens. One way is auto extension tubes. Also got lots of other very cheap ways like reversing the lens and I've read of die-hard macro shooters getting out of this world results with a Raynox (Leong?) macro converter ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royaux View Post
    those very small the size of your thumb figures leh
    surprised i didn't choke on them when i was young
    At that size you might need to look into higher mags than what a macro lense can give you. Hence, extension tubes.

    CHOP! Add on. Listen to Leong and Zac. These guys have been through it and lots of expensive equipment. They would be best to answer your questions. I just remembered that my opinions are only from a commercial photography POV.
    Last edited by Dream Merchant; 8th January 2009 at 02:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royaux View Post
    those very small the size of your thumb figures leh
    surprised i didn't choke on them when i was young
    Oh... those... then you'd need a macro...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    Oh, hokay.

    Eeu neber say mah!

    Details.....

    At any rate, there are much cheaper wayas to shoot macro, very very high quality without buying a dedicated macro lens. One way is auto extension tubes. Also got lots of other very cheap ways like reversing the lens and I've read of die-hard macro shooters getting out of this world results with a Raynox (Leong?) macro converter ...
    i actually never recommand raynox......the edge is very soft, many ppls don't notice that because all their "macro" shots are heavily cropped.

    Reversed lens will be a much cheaper choice with no degrading of IQ, but it need more practice. If it is use indoor with still life, it should be fairly easy.

    Uncropped image taken using reversed 24mm

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    actually thinking between 28-75 and 90
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leong23 View Post
    i actually never recommand raynox......the edge is very soft, many ppls don't notice that because all their "macro" shots are heavily cropped.

    Reversed lens will be a much cheaper choice with no degrading of IQ, but it need more practice. If it is use indoor with still life, it should be fairly easy.

    Uncropped image taken using reversed 24mm
    Thanks for the clarification Leong.

    Now I see and understand why the Raynox is so popular among macro shooters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    Thanks for the clarification Leong.

    Now I see and understand why the Raynox is so popular among macro shooters.
    i still don't understand
    they like the soft edges?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Royaux View Post
    actually thinking between 28-75 and 90
    If you want macro, go for 90
    If you want street or event, then 28-75
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    Quote Originally Posted by Royaux View Post
    i still don't understand
    they like the soft edges?
    No... they only care about the center image... crop is not a issue.
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    Kitty for tonight....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royaux View Post
    i still don't understand
    they like the soft edges?
    No.

    Center sharpness is fantastic (for the price of the converter), but it appears they like to crop their pictures heavily, so the poor edge performance doesn't show up in the final picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Kitty for tonight....

    Squashed pussy ftw!

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