hello guys! got another question for you.
I'm planning on acquiring a new lens, but got confused by the selection available.
first up my equipment:
Nikon d50, 50mm f1.8, 17-55mm (kit lens), and a 70-300mm 1:4-5.6G lens, I also have a set on extension tubes.
Portrait/Candids, Macro/Close-ups, hoping to go into a bit of journalistic type shots too.
Been surfing around for a good choice to invest in, found stuff like the <<TAMRON 28-200mm F3.5-5.6 DG MACRO>>, SIGMA 105mm f2.8 MACRO lens, etc. I know they are different functionally. But according to my interests, would it be wiser to to focus on a 28-200mm rather than on a dedicated macro lens? I'm confused because i read that these lenses can function on both ways. i.e. macro lens can do portraits and the 28-200 can do macro.
Also is it correct for me to assume that a dedicated macro lens has a further working distance than if I were to attach other lenses to extension tubes?
I also have a limited budget, as i am planning to visit china to photograph the scenes during autumn. I would greatly appreciate it if anyone can suggest a lens for a tight pocket.