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maddog

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Should i splurge on a 180mm 1:1 lens or just be content with a 90mm 1:1. considering the following lenses:
- Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di Macro 1:1
- Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 Di LD IF Macro 1:1
- Tokina AT-X M100AF 100mm f/2.8 AF Macro
 

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maddog said:
Should i splurge on a 180mm 1:1 lens or just be content with a 90mm 1:1. considering the following lenses:
- Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di Macro 1:1
- Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 Di LD IF Macro 1:1
- Tokina AT-X M100AF 100mm f/2.8 AF Macro
Take Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 Di LD IF Macro 1:1
 

simonsng

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it depends on your macro subject. Like myself, I shoot b'fly, so require more working distance and chosen the 180mm.. quality wise,:thumbsup:

check my gallery for pix taken with the len
 

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maddog said:
Should i splurge on a 180mm 1:1 lens or just be content with a 90mm 1:1. considering the following lenses:
- Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di Macro 1:1
- Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 Di LD IF Macro 1:1
- Tokina AT-X M100AF 100mm f/2.8 AF Macro
Unless I am mistaken, Tokina AT-X is a Macro 1:2 .....

I splurge on a Sigma 105 1:1 .... not regretting it .... ;).....

I suspect it will depends on what you want to take ......
 

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With the 1.6x focal length multiplier, 180mm would give me 288mm, plenty of working distance. Oh no.. I see my money disappearing already..
 

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maddog said:
With the 1.6x focal length multiplier, 180mm would give me 288mm, plenty of working distance. Oh no.. I see my money disappearing already..
It's not a focal lenght multiplier, it's a crop factor. Your actual working distance is still the same.

You'll only get more working distance if you add a TC.
 

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nickmak said:
Hey bro, you really selling off your 90mm Macro now eh? :think:
Thinking about it. But just thinking.:bsmilie:
 

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