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Old Oct 12, 2010, 5:51 AM   #11
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 10:09 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by NMRecording View Post
thanks for the tip john, I actually was planning on trying that! Most of those shots you've seen here is the closest I could get with these little guys, so I figure the tube is going to be great for getting butterfly shots, as I never can seem to get within a foot of them anyways, so the 300mm with tube may be my goto butterfly /dragon fly lens.

Thanks for comments guys, and the info on ballhead snostorm,
For a lot of the same reasons, I've found myself using my Bigma as an occasional macro lens, but I'm not sure I've gotten the sharpness you've achieved with this set. This is a really nice set.

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Old Oct 14, 2010, 5:56 AM   #13
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Never would have thought of this lens as a macro, nor of using it handheld. Very impressive results!
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 12:00 PM   #14
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Not only tried your best but succeeded on all counts, great work
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 9:44 PM   #15
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thanks again everyone, Im still itchin to throw the extension tube from the newly aquired 90mm sp macro from tamron on so in the next week look out for hopefully improved results, but I promise next time Ill be usin a tripod
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very impressive
the *ist doesnt have shake reduction does it?

whats the minimum focus distance
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Ooh so close to a great shot with the landing Monarch. Still some excellent shots in the series though.
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