New Canonian with macro lens questions...

Started Jul 19, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Sid in SE Texas Contributing Member • Posts: 769
New Canonian with macro lens questions...


Have had my 550D/T2i about a month now and would like to get a lens that would work both as a portrait lens and as a (1:1) macro at the same time. Looking at the Tamron 60 2.2 1:1 macro. Questions:

1. Does it make a good focal length on my 1.6 crop body (96mm) for portraits ?

2. How is the bokeh for portraits ?

3. Does anyone know how many blades it has ?

4. It says it has a "nice working distance of 100mm" . Is 4" a "nice working" distance ?

5. About ow far away would I have to be to fill the frame with a postcard ? Asking because that would be about a large butterfly or dragonfly with room around the edges to crop for standard print sizes.

Thanks in advance,

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