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Old Sep 21, 2008, 6:00 AM   #11
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its not really a macro
but it focuses really close with great results
my favourite is the Pentax 10-17 fisheye

other than that i use a 2x converter that has the glass removed with my f1.7 50mm lens or 70-320 zoom

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Old Sep 22, 2008, 9:56 AM   #12
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I still have to buy a 1:1 macro lense, because there ARE situations where I am sure it would make a difference, but for now I am working with different older "M" lenses and a 2x macro converter most of the time and this is ok to get the feeling.

I'd suggest you get yourself some macro converter or macro lenses and take some pictures before you decide. DOF is different between lets say a 35mm macro and a 105mm macro, you know? On the other hand - the closer you are with the lense the more likely you get lighting problems (onboard flash, your own shadow).

That being said, if you stumble across a Vivitar 2x macro converter and can get it cheap, don't hesitate. I am still looking for one with a "A" setting for a reasonable price.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...amp;forum_id=7 --> these were taken with a Pentax-M 35/2.8 lense plus Viv 2x macro teleconverter for example.

At the moment I also check a Pentax 24-50mm lense for macro, looks promising, too.
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