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Old Jul 13, 2009, 9:54 AM   #21
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Outstanding pictures Mark! That 200 mm macro lens makes me drool.

That last picture looks like he may have a few blown pixels in his sensor like mine.

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Thanks Lou - very much appreciated on the kind comments.


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marc,
the 200 macro is a legend BUT i don't think it's IQ is any better than the 105/2.5 many of us have here..
Hi Roy, especially true if you consider the Voigtlander 125 - it's stellar!

The difference is the focal length and the very tight FOV on an APS-C sensor. That coupled with the close working distance of 11 inches from the front element with 200mm is a big advantage when photographing skittish subjects. Most butterfly shots are from 2-3 feet away if they are larger ones. To me, that's the big deal. Besides, the closest in terms of focal length is the Sigma 180mm and I have seen some truly excellent images in capable hands. I guess what I am saying is that the final image will be greatly dependent with the person behind the camera.

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Marc - impressive work as always! Great attention to every detail, and wonderful results!
I used to think I had a steady hand, until I tried getting shots of bee flies with my new Sigma 105 macro!
Your climate must be similar to ours - our spiderworts are blooming here too.
Thanks Mole and I love the Spiderwort structure - it's quite unique looking.

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i like the detail
wow
i dont have a macro lens
and was wondering what to get
whats my chances of picking on of those up at the local pawn brokers for $100 ?
Hi Gumnut, thanks for the kind words!

As already indicated in subsquent posts, I think your chance of getting one at that price is unfortunately very close to zero...

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Old Jul 13, 2009, 9:57 AM   #22
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outstanding shots!!
Thank you bock!!!

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GReat pictures, and I'm a bit jealous of the lens.
Read that it outperforms the best of canon nikon in the 200mm macro range, and you surely prove that.

Ronny
It's true that more than a few copies of this lens were used on the Canon bodies. I think they are all quite close though!

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Hi GW,

Thanks for the very kind comments - glad you enjoyed them! Here's the culprit:

"Snip"

Aw well, that explains it! Just one more lens I can dream about never owning...
Why can't I just have a low cost hobby and be happy with it?
Another bad hobby decision...

Hang in there and live vicariously through others!!

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Old Jul 24, 2009, 11:37 PM   #23
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Those are tremendous pictures....also what a lens.
Thank you very much for the kind words!

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Outstanding pictures. I am taking pics of saltwater reef tanks and hope to eventually get close to the quality you do.
I really appreciate those comments. I would love to see those images!

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Well I missed these when you first uploaded them, my loss until now, they are amazing.

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