macro lens

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  1. Rouxster

    Rouxster Elite Refuge Member

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    i've heard/read about macro lenses...what are they used for? i have always loved taking pictures, but i don't have a digital slr...YET. i have been reading up on the different bells and whistles so i can get just what i am looking for. so please bear with me if i ask a bunch of newbie questions.:sp

    ps - thanks for the photo forum:tu

    pss - great pics guys.:clap
     
  2. Duckles

    Duckles Senior Refuge Member

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    I had the same question just five minutes ago....looked it up here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macro_photography

    I was shopping for 300mm for my Nikon D50 and came across a 300mm "macro"....became confused as you, and starting looking. Hope this helps.
     
  3. fonesplicr

    fonesplicr Senior Refuge Member

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    I think a majority of "macro" lenses get used for close ups. That is basically why I got mine. I enjoyed taking pics of flowers, bugs, smaller things, etc..... Some Prime macros double as great portrait lenses.

    I have a Sigma 105mm Macro lens for use with my 20D or 300D. The nice thing is being able to get upclose. You have a shorter minimum focusing distance. You can get more detail that way.

    Here are a few of my Macro shots......

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    Just a couple examples. I'm working on some stock style shots right now. If I get them done I'll share those also...
     
  4. Rouxster

    Rouxster Elite Refuge Member

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    thanks duckles...that link helped big time.

    great pics, fonesplicr. the detail on that bee is amazing.
     

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