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Old May 3, 2010, 9:35 PM   #1
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hello
any thoughts or comments on the macro capability of the canon 70-300mm is lens
what is it mag ratio
i do know it will not match a dedicated macro lens which i cannot afford so i wont even go there
or would the 70-200 L f4 lens be better
i really like IS a lot especially in certain situations when a tripod is impossible to use or carry
i presently use the sigma 70-300mm non is lens which is 1:2 magnification
its a good lens but works better on a tripod which sometimes is not convenient
the henrys show is up later this month and who knows if i deal falls in i might wanna grab it
thanks for your comments
cheers spring is here
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Old May 3, 2010, 9:42 PM   #2
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What is the best walk around lens for Pentax istD? I was thinking Tonkina 70-300? What is the macro? I have a 105 true macro but it's heavy and I want something that AF and easy to carry.
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Old May 3, 2010, 9:47 PM   #3
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It is a 1:2 marco lens, it is really does a good job also. As you said if you want better you will need a true macro lens.
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Looks like Tamron re-invented that lens. Vibration control, faster focusing motor, don't know the price.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/1003/10...n70mm300mm.asp
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