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  • Wanted Macro... Sigma 105? 50mm, 35mm?

    Looking for a macro lens , I already have a 70-300 which gets close but I want really close! lol.
    Any advice re macro lenses also appreciated,
    thanks
    James

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    Re: Wanted Macro... Sigma 105? 50mm, 35mm?

    I have the three lenses you mention, ZD 50mm, Sigma 105mm and Sigma 150mm.

    All lenses produce excellent results but I've found the one that gets the most use, for macro work, is the Sigma 150mm, it's a great lens and I'd recommend buying one, if you can find one for sale.

    Dave

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      Re: Wanted Macro... Sigma 105? 50mm, 35mm?

      Thanks, looks like the 105 and or 150 are best bets..so if anyone sees one posted do please let me know. I see there is one 150mm one with a queue so won't hope on that one lol.

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        Re: Wanted Macro... Sigma 105? 50mm, 35mm?

        I have in fact ordered a 35mm macro lens....having taken a lot of pictures yesterday with my 70-300 and a x2 diopter adapter in front of it I was still dissapointed in the results and manually supporting the camera and lens, chasing bugs that do not stand still just reminded me that the lower weight of the macro 35mm will be a huge benefit!

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            Re: Wanted Macro... Sigma 105? 50mm, 35mm?

            Originally posted by David Morison View Post
            I mainly use the Leica 14-150mm

            Eeeek......I just looked at the price

            Gorgeous lens - you're very fortunate.

            Thankfully, the Opteka 10x HD Macro lens does look like a possible... Might get one of those
            Ceri Vale
            (www.vale-images.co.uk)

            (Latest Work)

            Equipment - Olympus stuff - 'nuff said

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              Re: Wanted Macro... Sigma 105? 50mm, 35mm?

              Originally posted by CallaWolf View Post
              Eeeek......I just looked at the price

              Gorgeous lens - you're very fortunate.

              Thankfully, the Opteka 10x HD Macro lens does look like a possible... Might get one of those
              Yes the Price is an ouch! Big ouch! on a tight bugdet the opteka is not a problem but will wait and see what the 35mm does for me...

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                Re: Wanted Macro... Sigma 105? 50mm, 35mm?

                Originally posted by jamsa View Post
                Looking for a macro lens , I already have a 70-300 which gets close but I want really close! lol.
                Any advice re macro lenses also appreciated,
                thanks
                James
                http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Sigma-Achromat...item3f090bbd51. You could get a step down adapter. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/58mm-52mm-58-5...item3a64b785b6

                Here's a shot I took with mine. The stamen was about 4-5mm in height. The depth of field is a bugger though - if it's hand held breathing takes you out of focus.


                Jamie

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                • #9
                  Re: Wanted Macro... Sigma 105? 50mm, 35mm?

                  Regarding the Opteka x10 HD Macro lens, which has four elements, these are a couple of shots using this lens. The first of the Ladybird romance is with the Leica 14-150mm at 58mm and the second of the hunting spider (pisaura mirabilis - body about 1cm long) with the ED 50mm f2 Macro. Both at f8 and both about 50% crop. F16 would have given better DoF but with diffraction effects:






                  Regards

                  David
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                      Re: Wanted Macro... Sigma 105? 50mm, 35mm?

                      Damned good price
                      Ceri Vale
                      (www.vale-images.co.uk)

                      (Latest Work)

                      Equipment - Olympus stuff - 'nuff said

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                      • #12
                        Re: Wanted Macro... Sigma 105? 50mm, 35mm?

                        Have pm'd re the 105..I will take it ....have cancelled the 35mm lens order, just as well as they still hadn't posted it after a week...
                        thanks

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                          Re: Wanted Macro... Sigma 105? 50mm, 35mm?

                          Yes please Jim....can you get in touch please,
                          thanks

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                            Re: Wanted Macro... Sigma 105? 50mm, 35mm?

                            Originally posted by jamsa View Post
                            Yes please Jim....can you get in touch please,
                            thanks
                            I've just emailed you 'jamsa'.

                            Jim

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                              Re: Wanted Macro... Sigma 105? 50mm, 35mm?

                              many thanks and I have replied..
                              James

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