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Macro and portrait


MeanGreeny 15 3.7k England
14 Nov 2007 12:58PM

Quote:............... a big difference in AF performance but do you need AF with a macro ...............


............ or with portraits ?

I suppose you do for those fast moving portraits I heard about. Smile

Seriously though, the HSM on Sigmas [for example] is no slouch and there is little perceptible difference to USM for practical purposes in this case
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
14 Nov 2007 1:03PM

Quote:big difference in AF performance but do you need AF with a macro ...............


yes for me.
riprap007 16 1.6k 37 England
14 Nov 2007 1:09PM

Quote:I have used my 105mm macro for portraits, but you are long way back from the subject, best give them a phone call to change poses
ROFL
JohnHorne 16 1.0k
14 Nov 2007 1:49PM

Quote:The Canon 100mm for instance is a horrible portrait lens.


Can you elaborate Keith ? Are you refering to usage ? Quality of results ?
Carabosse 18 41.5k 270 England
14 Nov 2007 1:52PM

Quote: Macro lenses do not make the best of portrait lenses. The Canon 100mm for instance is a horrible portrait lens.


Odd - I remember Keith saying it was "more than adequate" as a portrait lens.... I'll pull up the quote if need be! Wink

But on a cropper it may be too long - the 50mm may be better.
MeanGreeny 15 3.7k England
14 Nov 2007 2:14PM
Macro lenses are great for capturing every craggy pore, wrinkle and bristle on blokes [and an ex girlfriend I can think of] but the ladies tend to get upset when they see how little good all that money spent on toning and moisturising has done. Smile
Carabosse 18 41.5k 270 England
14 Nov 2007 2:16PM
Just add a soft focus filter! Wink
MeanGreeny 15 3.7k England
14 Nov 2007 2:28PM

Quote:Just add a soft focus filter!


I do .............. in PhotoShop. Usually under threat of a wickedly sharpened eyebrow pencil
RobMacd 14 21 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2007 9:12PM
Thank`s for all the advice, It looks like a trip to Jessops soon.
Rob.
kenp 15 96 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2007 9:46PM
It's got to be the Tamron 90mm...............Ken
RobMacd 14 21 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2007 7:54PM
After looking at all your comments i went out and bought a Sigma 105mm from Jessops.
They have an advert in photography monthly that says they will match any price in the mag.
They were true to their word and i got it for 269.
Another reason for having the sigma was that all my filters fit.
Thank`s again for the advice.........Rob.

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