Macro Lens Advice

Started Mar 16, 2007 | Discussions thread
OP bkj Senior Member • Posts: 1,339
Re: Macro Lens Advice

Vertumnus wrote:

For general floral photography a combination of macros around
150-200mm and 50-60mm works best.

1.The "long" macro allows not only for longer working
distance,helpful in proper lighting of the subject,but also
facilitates isloating a flower/flowers against (nicely) blurred
background,to point out the most importat merits.

2.The "short" macro is especially good for close-to-mid-range group
floral photos as well as vert small floral details at magnification
ratio near 1:1.

If I had to choose only one macro for foral phtography,I would go
for the longest focal lenght I could get.

Thank you very much for your advice. I'm now also thinking of the Sigma 50mm/2.8 because of its low price.

Cheers

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Tokina AF 12-24/4.0
Nikon AF-S 18-200/3.5-5.6G VR
Tamron AF 28-75/2.8
Nikon AF 50/1.4D

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