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    Default Help on macro lens

    hi all.just bought a Tamron 90mm macro lens.
    but i found that i have to go very close to get a good close up shot of the subject.
    isn;t the lens supposed to give me greater working distance from the subject?
    i have to go 4-5 cm to get a close up shot.
    is it normal or is there something wrong with the lens?
    thanks.

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    Default Re: Help on macro lens

    Quote Originally Posted by honkit View Post
    hi all.just bought a Tamron 90mm macro lens.
    but i found that i have to go very close to get a good close up shot of the subject.
    isn;t the lens supposed to give me greater working distance from the subject?
    i have to go 4-5 cm to get a close up shot.
    is it normal or is there something wrong with the lens?
    thanks.
    Yes its normal, the minimum focusing distance of the lens is 29cm and the minimum working distance is around 10cm, which might seem a lot shorter to you than it really is, that's why you said its 4-5cm. If you need a larger working distance, maybe you can consider the Tamron 180mm macro.

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    Default Re: Help on macro lens

    Other than getting a 180mm macro lens you may also consider getting a 1.4TC or 2.0TC to get longer working distance.
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    Default Re: Help on macro lens

    thanks guys for the help.thought i got a dud lens.

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    If ur min working distance is long, then u had gotten a dud lens
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    Default Re: Help on macro lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    If ur min working distance is long, then u had gotten a dud lens
    thanks coweyes.

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