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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86

    Don't worry about your gear, its definitely good enough. For one, it has a better sensor and newer technology than the D80 I used to shoot with. If my D80 photos turned out fine, I'm sure your D5000 photos will be as well.
    I just wait and see how 1st. Training with my D5k 1st then see how lor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123 View Post
    So... food for thought. A so-so photographer with a D7000 alone with basic lens, could take better macro photographs as compared to professional wildlife photographers who are specialised in macro photography and had spent years perfecting their skills and techniques but only using older generation DX camera?
    Did i even say that the statement is not true? i only said it is overly used and too generalise. if that statement applies 100% to all application, why do people upgrade new bodies? why wedding photogs like to use FX, aside from having a larger sensor? its becos the signification improvement in image quality especially at night is great for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ

    Did i even say that the statement is not true? i only said it is overly used and too generalise. if that statement applies 100% to all application, why do people upgrade new bodies? why wedding photogs like to use FX, aside from having a larger sensor? its becos the signification improvement in image quality especially at night is great for them.
    Right

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    Did i even say that the statement is not true? i only said it is overly used and too generalise. if that statement applies 100% to all application, why do people upgrade new bodies? why wedding photogs like to use FX, aside from having a larger sensor? its becos the signification improvement in image quality especially at night is great for them.
    My bad. re-read your thread again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123

    My bad. re-read your thread again.
    No is my bad la . Ask this kind of thing. Lol

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    How long have you used your tamron 90mm AF?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye
    How long have you used your tamron 90mm AF?
    I use mf. Not long. I just start macro not long ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrekguy

    I use mf. Not long. I just start macro not long ago.
    Master the cha cha when focusing in macro @ 1:1. Good that you are not AFing in macro
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye

    Master the cha cha when focusing in macro @ 1:1. Good that you are not AFing in macro
    Sorry cha cha?? And Afing??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    Master the cha cha when focusing in macro @ 1:1. Good that you are not AFing in macro
    Haha why not? I AF in macro all the time and 90% of the shots are spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrekguy View Post
    Sorry cha cha?? And Afing??
    I think he means moving back n forth to keep the subject in focus.

    Afing is autofocusing
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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86

    Haha why not? I AF in macro all the time and 90% of the shots are spot on.
    When you go down to 1:1 on very small subjects, the AF might drive you nuts. Especially so with the tamron 90mm, where I find the AF motor very noisy and inaccurate. The inaccuracy probably comes from my D90. It's much faster doing it the cha cha way with good breathing skills & stable grip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye

    When you go down to 1:1 on very small subjects, the AF might drive you nuts. Especially so with the tamron 90mm, where I find the AF motor very noisy and inaccurate. The inaccuracy probably comes from my D90. It's much faster doing it the cha cha way with good breathing skills & stable grip.
    Haha in that case my D7000 and Tokina 100mm is a good combo, AF is spot on even with the tiniest subjects, a shot usually don't take more than a few seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye

    When you go down to 1:1 on very small subjects, the AF might drive you nuts. Especially so with the tamron 90mm, where I find the AF motor very noisy and inaccurate. The inaccuracy probably comes from my D90. It's much faster doing it the cha cha way with good breathing skills & stable grip.
    Haha my D7000 and the Tokina 100mm is a good combo, AF is spot on even with the small subject. Each shot usually would not take more than a few seconds.

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    Just to hijack this thread a bit. I am also in the mist of learning macro photography. I try the cha-cha way, but with a tripod... it is very difficult, I have to move the bloody tripod back and forth and by the time I find it ready, the bug ran off. So do you experts out there think, getting a macro rail could help? Or maybe must handheld?

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    Just to hijack this thread a bit. I am also in the mist of learning macro photography. I try the cha-cha way, but with a tripod... it is very difficult, I have to move the bloody tripod back and forth and by the time I find it ready, the bug ran off. So do you experts out there think, getting a macro rail could help? Or maybe must handheld?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123
    Just to hijack this thread a bit. I am also in the mist of learning macro photography. I try the cha-cha way, but with a tripod... it is very difficult, I have to move the bloody tripod back and forth and by the time I find it ready, the bug ran off. So do you experts out there think, getting a macro rail could help? Or maybe must handheld?
    Up to your shooting style I would say. Some shoot free hand, some with a monopod and some with tripod. In your case, since you prefer a tripod, a rail would be useful if you find yourself moving the tripod back and forth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye

    When you go down to 1:1 on very small subjects, the AF might drive you nuts. Especially so with the tamron 90mm, where I find the AF motor very noisy and inaccurate. The inaccuracy probably comes from my D90. It's much faster doing it the cha cha way with good breathing skills & stable grip.
    So far I have use af for macro.

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    I guess it to each his own. I'd learn to use manual focus to take macro since day one where that's the easiest way to obtain 1:1 magnification. AF might work for me at less than 1:1 but the focus hunt really gets me crazy when I move in more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shrekguy

    So far I have use af for macro.
    Sorry. Is I havent use af for macro.

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