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Old Feb 3, 2007, 7:51 AM   #11
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Thanks for the site...I have been reading about macro lens and looks like the canon 100mm f2.8 is the best. Maybe I will just stick with my canon.

It is a kind of seductive thinking: you find this old, forgotten lens for pennies that is great, just overlooked...takes wonderful pix..I guess it can happen, but rare....I 'll just buy the canon...thanks, Donna
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Old Feb 3, 2007, 10:18 AM   #12
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Thanks for the site...I have been reading about macro lens and looks like the canon 100mm f2.8 is the best...
Best at what?
The Sigma 105mm f/2.8EX macro vignette less, has a better MTF, and also a more controlled CA:
http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/len...5_28/index.htm
http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/len...0_28/index.htm

... Even the older Tamron 90mm is sharper: :idea:
http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/len...0_28/index.htm

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Old Feb 3, 2007, 10:34 AM   #13
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I see camera addict is cheaper than bhvideo which is the vendor I have used in the past. I wonder if camera addict is reliable...? donna
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I see camera addict is cheaper than bhvideo which is the vendor I have used in the past. I wonder if camera addict is reliable...? donna
Canon or Sigma?
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...c.php?id=33856
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...c.php?id=32175

-> I also have a lot of luck with adorama and sigma4less(although their prices have gone up quite a bit)...
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Old Feb 4, 2007, 8:24 AM   #15
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I was looking at the Tamron 90mm...one reason I have hesitated is I still have the oly zuiko 35mm macro and I really like it. Course I use it on my e-500 which I will probably sell to finance some lens purchases, but I haven't yet...I did like that camera and the zuiko glass, just not as much as the canon set up I have now. It might be cheaper to keep the oly just for macros....but I wanted to stay with one system. Donna
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Old Feb 5, 2007, 1:51 PM   #16
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Donna, if your Olympus lens is a manual focus one, and you can close down the aperture manually too, then you could use one of these;

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AF-Confirm-Ada...em230085930361

This not only adapts the lens physically,but also provides a focus confirm chip. The metering still works, using manual or aperture priority mode.

As you may notice, it is not made by Canon!.. but rather in an anonymous chinese workshop..

I have one of these for adapting Pentax M42 lenses to my Canon 400D. It works well, probably better than it ever did on the old Pentax bodies, with their hard to focus, dim viewfinders.
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Well the oly macro is new and fully automatic. But I do have a nice nikkor micro that I used for a while on my e-500 with an adapter until I bought the new oly macro...donna
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Well perhaps one of these...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Nikon-F-lens-t...em180082029616


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