Picking a lens for Garden shooting

Started Jun 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
hoof
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Re: Nikon P7100
In reply to bgD300, Jun 26, 2012

I'm inclined to agree. After failing to show my wife the benefits of a DSLR and macro lenses, I realized that for many flower shots, a P&S is better, purely due to the depth-of-field. You have to stop down a DSLR lens too far, or use too short a focal-length (creating perspective distortion) unless you're going for that sliver-of-sharpness look that DSLR macro lenses yield.

She still shoots awesome flower shots with her P & S

However, if you can step back, you can get really good DSLR garden shots with a Sigma 8-16mm:

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