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somnathchatterjee

can anybody give me an idea of the best macro lens for a serious person like me? Smile

true macro will be better.

which will be best, do not worry i have nikon and canon both branded camera.

Thanks in advance.

Last Modified By somnathchatterjee at 22 Oct 2009 - 5:47 PM
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rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2009 - 5:50 PM

What sort of things would you like to take photos of? I believe the different focal lengths have different applications depending on subject.

somnathchatterjee

may be a flower or close up portrait or insects.

jonah794
jonah794  51723 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2009 - 7:04 PM

Hi Somnath,

I've got the Tamron 90mm Macro and it is a cracker of a lens!
It is really sharp and crisp.
Good luck with your choice. Of course the Tamron can go on any camera.

Jonah

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
22 Oct 2009 - 7:10 PM

I have a Sigma 105mm Macro. I'm very happy with the photos of flowers, butterflie ...etc... taken using it.
Nikon makes some superb lenses but they cost a lot.
JNC

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rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2009 - 7:15 PM

The Tamron 90mm came top in a recent mag test, beating all the big names' equivalent ones if that helps you.

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StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014852 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2009 - 7:16 PM

I think you would like the Sigma 150mm f2.8 HMS macro. It gets top reviews and is relatively cheap, and the most importamt, has excellent working distance.

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somnathchatterjee

thanks my friends, yup i have searched through the web and i have found that tamron 90 or sigma 105mm or canon 100 will be best i think
sigma 150 is costly for me, but obviously you are true that it is relatively cheap, so can anybody suggest me which will be best for an enthusiast like me:-

sigma 105mm

tamron 90mm

canon 100mm

according to the technicalities.

StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014852 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2009 - 8:02 AM

Is this Boyd again?Smile

somnathchatterjee

ya Smile

jondf
jondf  82475 forum posts
23 Oct 2009 - 10:14 AM

Sprekenzie deutsch? Wink

Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2009 - 10:15 AM


Quote: Is this Boyd again?

Again? Me? Have I missed something?

rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2009 - 10:32 AM

Well if I had the money for a macro lens, I'd go for the Tamron - as I say, it beat all the others, including the Sigma, in the test I saw, and was also the cheapest, which was a bonus!

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justin c
justin c  104527 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2009 - 10:39 AM

There's virtually nothing between them with regards image quality.
The Canon has the slightly better build quality out of the three.

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rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2009 - 10:42 AM

Fair enough. I tend to coddle my lenses anyway, so perhaps wouldn't be as bothered by slightly lesser build quality.

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