Macro Lens for a77

Started Oct 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
Calico Jack
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Re: Macro Lens for a77
In reply to Dave Oddie, Oct 25, 2012

Dave Oddie wrote:

Calico Jack wrote:

The Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 1:1 Di Macro lens is THE portrait macro lens, and right now in the USA, it's got a 6 year warranty and a $50.00 mail-in rebate. It's a wickedly good lens, and you won't be disappointed with the results either. I have one (as well as a Delta DRF-14 S ringflash for macro and portrait use), and the combo is wicked!

Check out the specs and other data, though do shop around for best price if buying new. The ring flash is a re-branded Marumi, and is available from Foto-Tip (Poland) via evilBay (free Worldwide shipping). See item: 350311920117

What camera are you using the ringflash with? I see reviews of one of the clones on the Amazon UK site saying it doesn't work with either the A580 or any of the SLT cameras.

See here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B0034Y5DQK/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

Ah yes . . the Achilles heel of the SLT system (I totally forgot about that problem). I used mine on A700 and now with the A850. One thing for sure is that some accessory compatibility of the SLT system truly sucks, and likely ends up costing owners more to re-purchase what they already had or have a limited choice of accessories that can be used at higher prices that we non SLT owners don't have any issue(s) with. It's not something I'll ever have an issue with thankfully!

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