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p.1 #1 · Do I really need a macro lens for close up flower photography?


Guys just wondering if I really need to buy macro lens or if I can get some excellent shots with my 35 mm f1.8 or 18-105mm and maybe some extension tubes. Not really interested in shooting flower stamens or bugs eyes, just want to get really crisp flower shots.


Jan 10, 2013 at 05:28 AM
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p.1 #2 · Do I really need a macro lens for close up flower photography?


In my opinion, you should be able to do pretty well with extension tubes. I've used them with 50mm and 70-200mm f2.8 with success.
Douglas



Jan 10, 2013 at 01:30 PM
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p.1 #3 · Do I really need a macro lens for close up flower photography?


I agree that a macro lens isn't really necessary, especially if your intentions of use are more limited. With your 18-105mm with tubes you should be able to do wide angle macro which is a great style of itself. You could also buy a cheap adapter ring and reverse mount these lenses.


Jan 11, 2013 at 08:26 PM
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p.1 #4 · Do I really need a macro lens for close up flower photography?


Of course, flowrs come in many sizes but the majority are neither very large or very small.

Consider getting a good quality supplementary lens for your zoom.

Harold



Jan 12, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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p.1 #5 · Do I really need a macro lens for close up flower photography?


Put a canon 500D on the front . get the 77mm one and use step down rings to fit any lens .

http://www.shutterfreaks.com/Tips/tomhicksmacros.html



Jan 12, 2013 at 04:40 PM





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