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Old Mar 2, 2006, 2:17 AM   #11
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Thanks, that clears it up for me. I figure since I need a telephoto anyways, I'll get the 70-300 and use that as my macro until I can afford a real one.
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Old Mar 2, 2006, 4:48 AM   #12
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You might want to look at the Sigma 70-300 APO lens. It's slightly more expensive than the Nikon lens but gets better reviews. It also has 1:2 macro setting.

http://www.sigma-imaging-uk.com/lens...0-300mmAPO.htm

If you do go down the Sigma route make sure you find the APO version there is a cheaper non APO version which is lower quality.


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Old Mar 25, 2006, 4:40 PM   #13
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Would a close-up lense like the Nikon 6T or 5T provide good macro results when combined with a telephoto lense like the Sigma APO 70-300mm?
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Old Mar 25, 2006, 5:10 PM   #14
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Wow, that's a lot more money. What's the cheapest price people have found for the Sigma APO 70-300?
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Old Mar 26, 2006, 1:55 PM   #15
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Am I right in thinking that the 1:2 macro setting on this Sigma lense would actually end up being better on the smaller DX sensor?
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