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Old Aug 9, 2005, 4:07 AM   #1
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Folks, since I acquired my Sigma macro lens 105mm about 5 days ago this is the first time I tried the lens in a much more serious environment. I request you honest critique of this photos. Remember I learn from your critique. The camera is a 350D. I have numbered the photos alphabetically.

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Old Aug 9, 2005, 4:27 AM   #2
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Old Aug 9, 2005, 4:33 AM   #3
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Photo number "C":blah:
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Old Aug 9, 2005, 4:37 AM   #4
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Old Aug 9, 2005, 4:46 AM   #5
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Phote E flower
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Old Aug 9, 2005, 4:49 AM   #6
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Photo F flower:-)
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Old Aug 9, 2005, 4:53 AM   #7
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Old Aug 9, 2005, 5:35 AM   #8
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I like C the best. although it is a little light in some areas i think its a pretty cool macro shot. I recently bought the canon 100mm f2.8 macro myself and love it. the other shots you've posted just didn't excite me too much, but i do like that bee one. try looking at the plants from strange angles and messing with the DOF. Hope you continue to have fun with your new piece of glass! and post some more!

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Old Aug 9, 2005, 10:14 AM   #9
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I'm not sure that anything here apart from parts of number 2 are in focus. Number two also need sharpened as it is soft.

The problem in these is there is lots of parts of the focus objects at differing distances. With macro you have a shallow depth of field. I'm not sure you are utilizing your lens to the best of its ability here due to this. Its confusing as to what parts are in focus, if any at all. Try with more simplistic subjects to begin with.

You must combine the point of interest with the point of focus. Its up to you to find this in the compositions you want to provide.

Good luck -- nice efforts.
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Old Aug 10, 2005, 12:37 AM   #10
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i am going to have to agree here..

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"i am going to go out on a limb here and guess that you handheld these shots at f2.8.. at these close distances, that leaves you with very very small DOF, i don't have my calculator here, but i am sure its less than 2cms...

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"to get these entire flowers in focus, you are going to need to stop down to at least f8 or so.. and in order to use a good iso 100 to keep your shots clean and to ensure critical sharpness in these shots, you are going to simply have to use a tripod..

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"but overall, you have some pretty good compositions and with a lil work on the technicalities, you will have some winners..

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"thanks for sharing, dustin
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