Cerumen

Cerumen

Lives in United States NJ, United States
Has a website at www.pbase.com/cerumen
Joined on Mar 10, 2005

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I have the older f3.5 version of this lens, and always liked it. For general macro purposes, one is probably better off going for a lens in the 90~105mm range, and consider this lens after mastering a shorter focal length. The 2.8 version is quite a bit heavier (about 700 grams heavier) than the the 3.5 version, so the weight alone could be a dealbreaker for some.
Advantage of the long focal length is much better control of backgrounds, along with the working distance, as others have mentioned.
Here's a recent post of some bees I shot, using the 180 f3.5's AF at 1:1 distances. I was very pleased with the success I was having:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1030&message=41976985

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 17:08 UTC as 22nd comment
On Book Review: Vivian Maier, Street Photographer article (150 comments in total)

Love the book. Love the back story.
Visiting a gallery showing of her work yesterday at the Steven Kasher Gallery on
521 West 23 Street, NY NY.
I have her book, but there's nothing like seeing 12 x 12 proper printings.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2012 at 12:52 UTC as 60th comment
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