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Manufacturer's Description: "High performance medium telephoto macro lens optimized for digital cameras MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG allows greater working distance between the lens and subject. High contrast and excellent image quality are made possible in all shooting ranges. This macro lens is ideal for digital SLR cameras as well as film SLR cameras."
Manufacturer's Description: "The successor to the Sigma MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG, introduced to market in June 2004, this large aperture medium telephoto macro lens incorporates the latest optical design technology, offering advanced performance for cloase-up photography. A Special Low Dispersion (SLD) lens and one high refractive index SLD lens provide excellent correction for all types of aberration and distortion."
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I think even regular macro lenses that extend as they focus also suffer a focal length adjustment as they focus closer and closer. Like the maximum aperture reducing the reduction in focal length appears to be one of those odd things that macro lenses do - even the MPE 65mm macro shortens its focal length as it increases its magnification.
Think it was a knockout ...
I have used them as well. Never had any trouble.
I too do a lot of DiY Example but also use the Sunpak Pro 16 that with the level of control work very well.
The inherent narrower angle of view in a longer lens helps the photographer to be more selective with the background. That as well as greater working distance make the medium sized macros a good first choice as an all-rounder. The Tamron 90mm is always worth considering if you can live without internal focusing. I've banged on about that before, but it really is a stunning lens optically - t...
149 quid in local jessops branch (Blackpool) Refurbed - ONly Pentax fitting though :( Had it been KM it wouldn't be there
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Thanks for everybody's comments and help - some very useful tidbits of info. I've made my decision and have gone ahead and ordered an old Tamron 90mm macro lens and a lens mount adapter from ebay. They're top rated sellers so I'm hoping everything will be ok!! Keep my fingers crossed.
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Hi Mike...thanks that's a great tip about the dark card and material. I'm going to wait until after Christmas to buy my lens...hoping for a bit of discount :D
Forum: General Photography discussion
Thank you all for your input. I have purchased the 105vr and have done some test shots which I am happy with. --- http://ciaranfitzgerald.deviantart.com/art/Orange-Splash-351497273 These are only test shots and I am hoping to get out and about with this lens once the weather improves. Hoping for birds and insects shots. Wish me luck. I am holding off on the multiplier for now. we'll see af...
The lens was purchased quite some time ago as far as I know. But thanks everyone. :)
What I have is stone age by comparison and much simpler. I'll keep the other rail ideas and the focus stacking software in mind! Thanks - you've been really helpful.
My idea was to look at multiple samples from the same lenses and see which one had a consistent look that i liked. i guess that is a little silly though given what you two pointed out.
Is Lewis Carroll sunscribing to this thread ? :) Or Edward Lear. Or possibly Sir Stanley Unwin. I think the bottom line is that FF cameras have a smaller DOF when you want to isolate the subject from the background, but they have a bigger DOF when you're taking macro. And if you're using a 24Mp APS-C camera you might as well forget it, because the DOF will be almost non-existent. ;) ...
Forum: Digital cameras
Check out the manual-focus 55mm or 105mm AI or AIS Nikkor. You won't find many sharper and they work well with the D300. Best of all, Ffordes et al have good used examples for a sensible price Many photographers find that auto-focus isn't any help when doing macro, so the lack of AF shouldn't be a problem.
The 70mm focal length gives an equivalent field of view the popular Sigma 105mm EX DG macro lens when used on digital SLR cameras with an APS-C size image sensor.
Sigma are pleased to announce that the Sigma Macro 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM is now available in Sony AF fit.
Medium telephoto macro lens incorporating Sigma’s Optical Stabiliser.
Sigma's popular 105mm macro lens is now available for owners of Olympus digital SLRs.
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Optimized image quality for Digital SLR cameras
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