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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."
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.
I have used them as well. Never had any trouble.
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...
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Great information. Thanx.
Forum: Nikon Cameras
No it doesn't matter at all, I just like to see other photographers' work and see what they are doing with the different lenses. Landscape, portraits, flowers or still life. I find this interesting but it really doesn't matter to me, but my original question is just this, "why isn't the 105mm Nikkor micro" on the list which is called "All Nikon Lenses". For an example some say the Nikkor 50...
Forum: Nikon Cameras
One of the great advantages of Nikon is that the old AIS lenses can be used with all the newer bodies (that I own). The old AIS manual-focus Micro Nikkor lenses are now available very cheaply yet their image quality and build quality are up there with the best . My 55mm and 200mm Micro-Nikkors are AIS. When working close, I've found that AF isn't usually helpful. I used the 105mm AFS Micro ...
Pretty useful shutter speed for f18. A great start. I just part exchanged my very old sigma 105 non IS for a tamron 90mm VC. Love it. The stabilisation makes all the difference.
Hi David. Here is a link to one of my macro shots which was focus-stacked. I think there are a good few more there. Probably the ones with missing bits of exif data as I mentioned above, everything is done manually. Just to add, the lens is nice and solid and feels good to handle. https://www.ephotozine.com/user/iangilmour-261577/gallery/photo/viola-seeds-44251841 Ian
I use my d750 with Nikon 105mn for photos of wild flowers and fungi and I adore this macro lens.
Forum: Nikon Cameras
Note also that the closer distances increase the effect of body sway, so what you will typically see is not that VR has no use, but that its effect is more muted because the shake the setup is experiencing is that much greater. . This highlights the issue of either being restricted to a tripod, or some freedom when a tripod is not practicable. The effect of increased magnification on camer...
Honestly you can shoot macro hand-held with no problem - it does take practice and there are some times (windy) when its just impractical, but its very doable for most people. Note that most who do shoot handheld often (not always) shoot with flash. This helps get the typically used small apertures (f8-16), a low ISO and decently fast shutter speed (normally 1/200 or 1/250 ie sync speed with a ...
Forum: Digital cameras
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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 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.
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