Macro lens for street photography


nicorn

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Hello all. sorry to disturb.

would like to know if anyone here use macro lens for street and macro? like 2 in 1 heh..

I feel like getting the tamron 90mm sp di for macro and street is it alright? hmm

Thanks for the Time =)
 

rhino123

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Hello all. sorry to disturb.

would like to know if anyone here use macro lens for street and macro? like 2 in 1 heh..

I feel like getting the tamron 90mm sp di for macro and street is it alright? hmm

Thanks for the Time =)
Well... I use my 100mm f2.8 macro for street photography. It is a great lens, reasonably fast and pretty sharp too.
 

symmetrix

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Macro lens isn't exclusive for macro. A 90mm macro lens is still a 90mm lens.
 

tehcbing

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Im oso using the tammy 90mm for other purposes too.. It's a pretty sharp lens but AF a bit slow though..
 

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AF in macro lenses tend to be slow. some macro lenses (like Canon's 100mm) have a switch to select the focus range and thereby improve focusing speed.
 

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AF in macro lenses tend to be slow. some macro lenses (like Canon's 100mm) have a switch to select the focus range and thereby improve focusing speed.
Yes, focusing the limit, especially since you won't be doing macro street (well, I would think not!), would help with the AF.

That said, I personally find 90mm way too tight for a good street photograph, you would probably end up taking a whole load of street portraits, which by the strictest sense of the definition of street photography (if you're thinking HCB, Trent Parke, etc) - is not street photography.
 

dreamsz

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Yes, focusing the limit, especially since you won't be doing macro street (well, I would think not!), would help with the AF.

That said, I personally find 90mm way too tight for a good street photograph, you would probably end up taking a whole load of street portraits, which by the strictest sense of the definition of street photography (if you're thinking HCB, Trent Parke, etc) - is not street photography.
So 100M? or get zoom?
 

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Hmm... finally get about to read about street photography. Look like what I have tot in the beginning is all wrong. Look like I am to utilise my 28mm more rather than my 100mm.
 

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Yes, focusing the limit, especially since you won't be doing macro street (well, I would think not!), would help with the AF.

That said, I personally find 90mm way too tight for a good street photograph, you would probably end up taking a whole load of street portraits, which by the strictest sense of the definition of street photography (if you're thinking HCB, Trent Parke, etc) - is not street photography.
would be interesting to see street macros though... closeup pimples... blemishes... hmm
 

dreamsz

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tehcbing : 70-200...... why you not a canon user! if not, i can poison you buy, then lend me use :p
 

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