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Old Feb 8, 2005, 3:22 PM   #1
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hello

i would like to delve into close up photography on insects, flowers etc, things the naked eye can not pic up. To bring tiny beautiful things to the foreground.


What sort of lenses would i need to achieve this, I've looked at sigma 105mm, tamron 90mm and the canon 100mm. What accessories would i need, lighting, filters etc

thank you for your time

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Old Feb 8, 2005, 4:40 PM   #2
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How much do you want to spend (on lighting)?
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Old Feb 9, 2005, 2:09 AM   #3
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hi thanks for your reply

Prob no more than £300, cheaper preferably, lol
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Look into the Sigma then - It's probably the most affordable and you can use a diffuser with regular head(s), or their EM-140 DG Ring Light which also undercut the Canon's: http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...248336#p248336
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Thanks i look into your advice.
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and foryour lens... you can't go wrong with any of those... you will get the sigma and tamron a little cheaper.. and i prefer the sigma brand over the tamron... but they are all wonderful macro lenses...

good luck and enjoy...

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thanks a lot, I'll prob get the sigma lenses with the sigma light you recommended.
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