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May 14th, 2013
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This time with dust removed. I think maybe I'm done with the pinhole now, although I could try some street photography with it. I suspect that all I'd get would be an unattractively cluttered blur
I'm trying to talk myself into, or possibly out of, adding a macro lens to my collection. The Tamron 60mm f/2 1:1 macro is only $700 at Welly photographic supplies, and I can probably get it cheaper on Trademe.

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From:edm
Date:May 14th, 2013 10:47 am (UTC)

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Just by way of technical observation: 60mm is relatively short for a macro lens. From watching other photographers, and reading about it, one of the biggest issues with macro lenses is getting the lens far enough away from what you're photographing that you're not blocking the light onto that thing with the lens (and/or making the item alarmed at how close things are getting to it). Wide/standard lenses in macro form tend to be almost literally on top of the object you're photographing; IIRC something more around a 100mm macro is recommended for that reason.

It might be worth a bit of research on people's practical experiences trying to use it. I don't otherwise know about that Tamron 60mm macro, so can't offer experiences either way. (And thus far I've managed to talk myself out of buying most of the lenses I've considered, including all the macro lenses I looked at.)

Ewen
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From:dianavilliers
Date:May 14th, 2013 10:51 am (UTC)

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Good point. I usually look for reviews once I've narrowed the field down on whatever I'm considering - I find the flood of information a little overwhelming otherwise.
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From:vernacularity
Date:May 17th, 2013 09:37 am (UTC)

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this may be a dumb question, have you played with macro tubes? I know it's not totally like the real thing but I found it really worthwhile to get a sense of the practicalities. I'm talking film and Pentax thread, thus cheap and plentiful, natch.
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