What are you using for macro photography?

Started Jun 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
BasiliskPhoto
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Re: Sigma 150mm 2.8
In reply to ken6217, Jun 13, 2013

I have always shot macro with a manual lens (going back to my film days) assuming AF wasn't going to help. So I have some questions with the current generation of macro lenses.

For shooting insects etc handheld:

For current lenses like the Sigma 150 and 105, and the Nikon 105, does the vibration compensation help with maintaining a focus point on a moving subject?

Does the wide maximum aperture (f2.8) give the edge for fast AF acquisition?

Do better sensors, allowing practical use of 1/4000 shutter speeds help with freezing motion.

Ultimately, is handheld macro shooting getting to be less of a crazy misfocussed lottery?

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