Best Macro lens for bugs?

Started Oct 4, 2006 | Discussions thread
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Re: Using that reasoning....

Would the CCD-shift mechanisms fare better for translational
movement, such as the Sony a100?

I know nothing of the design of the Sony. However, for non-macro photography, the angular motion would be the largest factor in producing blur by quite a margin.

Another issue in macro work is that the depth of field is so small; any camera motion along the camera-subject axis will affect teh critical focus. VR will also not deal with this. My solution is to use a tripod for all macro shots (a monopod might also help in pursuit of fast bugs).

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