Lens recommendation: is 23mm a must-have?

Started 7 months ago | Questions thread
TravelLight
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Re: Lens recommendation: is 23mm a must-have?
In reply to wyldberi, 7 months ago

Thanks! I got the 60mm along with X-T1 today and gave it a try late afternoon. AF is terrible but I love focus peaking (I had never used manual focus before, ever! Now I see what the hype is all about -- it IS nifty!) It's not getting me close enough to the flower though so I have more testing/thinking to do.

wyldberi wrote:

TravelLight wrote:

Thank you thank you thank you!!! This is so helpful. Now I know exactly how to set up Raynox with my lens. One more question: again according to the website, 250 is for "experienced macro photographers", while 5320 and 150 are for "all photographers". Since I am new to this, will 150 be better for me? I don't exactly want to spend so much on 5320 (someone posted some great pictures with the setup of 18-55 and 5320).

Anyway, I will wait till I get the 60mm and go from there.

I saw pictures taken with the 5320. They were impressive, but at that price you might as well consider getting the Tamron, which is a dedicated macro lens.

As for the "experienced macro photographer" comment, I'd suggest that is marketing hype and not worth paying much attention to. The both the 150 and the 250 attach to the front of the lens, and there is nothing to adjust on them. Achieving proper focus is entirely the function of the camera body and lens.

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