Macro Photography Equipment


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StreetShooter

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Thinking of getting into some serious macro photography. The CP990 was great for this, but I would like to try it with the D30 as well.

I'm eyeing the Sigma 105mm EX Macro and the Vivitar 5000 ring flash. Perhaps throw in a set of extension tubes (Kenko?).

Any advice / suggestions / opinions?

Thanks!
 

ckiang

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Personally tried the Sigma 105mm f2.8 Macro on a D30. Focussing is rather slow (think most macro lenses are like that, as they have a rather long focussing throw). Images are still with Red Dawn, if he has not already deleted them.... ;p

As for extension tubes, since they are hollow, I think it doesn't really matter which one you get. It is not going to affect image quality. The Teleplus ones should be okay.

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CK
 

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check this out

http://www.dlcphotography.net/Macro/MacroFrameSet.htm
taking macro shots using a macro lens + extension tube will result in having shallow DOF .. you need to use f/16 to f/22.


there is another better to take macro shot is to use a zoom lens + closeup lens like Nikon 6T / Canon 250D / 500D .... you will have better DOF compare to the above ...



click here to read more
 

xieyuqi

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ur depth of field is inversely proportional to the magnification of ur suject and aperture used

greater magnification, shallower DOF

it has nothing to do with the type of equipement used
 

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I tried the 100/2.8 USM last yr when a friend bought one. Optics - its the best lens I have ever used. I shot with Canon L and Nikkor ED lenses but this one is superb. AF is very fast. Can use for macro shooting also.
 

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