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a question?

22 Oct 2009 5:47PM
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.

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rowarrior 10 4.4k 9 Scotland
22 Oct 2009 5:50PM
What sort of things would you like to take photos of? I believe the different focal lengths have different applications depending on subject.
22 Oct 2009 5:51PM
may be a flower or close up portrait or insects.
jonah794 8 1.7k 11 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2009 7:04PM
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.

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.
rowarrior 10 4.4k 9 Scotland
22 Oct 2009 7:15PM
The Tamron 90mm came top in a recent mag test, beating all the big names' equivalent ones if that helps you.
StrayCat 14 19.1k 3 Canada
22 Oct 2009 7:16PM
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.
23 Oct 2009 7:27AM
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 14 19.1k 3 Canada
23 Oct 2009 8:02AM
Is this Boyd again?Smile
23 Oct 2009 8:48AM
ya Smile
jondf 11 2.7k
23 Oct 2009 10:14AM
Sprekenzie deutsch? Wink
Boyd 14 11.2k 11 Wales
23 Oct 2009 10:15AM

Quote:Is this Boyd again?

Again? Me? Have I missed something?
rowarrior 10 4.4k 9 Scotland
23 Oct 2009 10:32AM
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!
justin c 14 4.9k 36 England
23 Oct 2009 10:39AM
There's virtually nothing between them with regards image quality.
The Canon has the slightly better build quality out of the three.
rowarrior 10 4.4k 9 Scotland
23 Oct 2009 10:42AM
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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