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Old 02-28-2013, 11:05 PM
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Question Need macro lens help

We have a Sony DLSR Alpha 65 with Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 love it, the high def movies are great and we love the zoom ability, but can some one help us to know have type tamron len to buy to shot good macro pics like the ones in the link below http://www.zeovit.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15813
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:41 AM
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We spent last night researching more on other forums, people seem to really like 100mm marco lens, do you guys agree that 100mm macro would be a good choice to get the pics like you all get?
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:40 PM
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Hello,
Make sure to buy a True Macro lens, which can do 1:1. alot of lenses advertise "macro "but arent actually capable of doing 1:1.

100 mm is good for usual reef pics, that is what I use as well.



you can also use extension tubes to go even further in.



100 mm is the working distance, so you might not be able to get 1:1 with corals at the back of the tank. also the 100 mm is too short to use teleconverters with, so if you are thinking of going into this more in future, you might want to look at the 180 mm macro lens as well.

Red bug at 24" away from the lens. using teleconverter and 180 mm.


100 mm about 12" away.


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Old 03-01-2013, 10:49 PM
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this is good info, but I am not sure if the lens is 1:1 we are looking at, I will try to get more info on it asap
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:52 PM
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we found the specs on the lens

http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/sto...specifications

can you guys help me tell if its 1:1 like you guys like?
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:36 AM
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Hello,
Make sure to buy a True Macro lens, which can do 1:1. alot of lenses advertise "macro "but arent actually capable of doing 1:1.

100 mm is good for usual reef pics, that is what I use as well.



you can also use extension tubes to go even further in.



100 mm is the working distance, so you might not be able to get 1:1 with corals at the back of the tank. also the 100 mm is too short to use teleconverters with, so if you are thinking of going into this more in future, you might want to look at the 180 mm macro lens as well.

Red bug at 24" away from the lens. using teleconverter and 180 mm.


100 mm about 12" away.


HTH
Hi BigRay,

Thanks for the pictures. I need to improve my skills WRT reefphotography. Can you please share the settings of your camera for the acropora shot. At what distance were you from the tank glass?

Thanks!
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