Looking for a "cheap" MD/MC macro lens.

Started Mar 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
Richie Beans
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Re: Looking for a "cheap" MD/MC macro lens.
In reply to Letsgokoulos, Mar 8, 2013

Letsgokoulos wrote:

I do not understand your comment with regards to prime lenses. There are many good legacy macro lenses that certainly weigh less than a Vivitar 70-210mm ??? Even a heavy 105mm lense like the Kiron is lighter.

And when you speak of bokeh in macro photography I do not see your point with cropping and zoom lenses.

Would you mind further developing your arguments ?

Marc

Marc...

You are correct, a legacy macro is lighter than a zoom and is a better lens for hi-mag imaging. The OP's author drifted into zooming macros like the 35-70 which, despite it's macro capability, is not a macro lens.... not by a long shot, sorry to confuse the issue. Same for the bokeh issue, I was discussing bokeh in terms of the mentioned zoom (versus wider primes), not macro lenses.

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