Discussion in 'Nature' started by Kmac76, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. Kmac76

    Kmac76 TalkEmount Regular

    May 3, 2016
    DSC04779.JPG DSC04787.JPG DSC04822.JPG DSC04829.JPG IMG_8556.JPG Really want to pick up a dedicated macro lens...native choices so far (research to commence soon) include the sel30, sel50, and sel90... for the price of the 90, I can almost upgrade to the a6500... but it seems like one hell of a lens to have for both macro and other walk-around photography....pix here are from an a6000 w/sel24240 ( and possibly 1 random iPhone 7+
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  2. Kmac76

    Kmac76 TalkEmount Regular

    May 3, 2016
    Title is a bit first, I was only posting the grasshopper pix....enjoy
  3. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    Good shots !
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  4. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Nice work!
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  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 11, 2012
  6. Kmac76

    Kmac76 TalkEmount Regular

    May 3, 2016
    Thanks for the feedback -
    roundball, WestOkid, and NickCyprus
  7. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    Great grasshopper pics!
    I wouldn't totally write off manual legacy lenses for macro work, but that's just because of my lack of budget for anything more.
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  8. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    great shots and details
  9. Kmac76

    Kmac76 TalkEmount Regular

    May 3, 2016
    True and good point... that's part of my research and "thinking outside my box" process... so far, I have only dabbled a little bit with manual focus...
  10. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    I concur with AlwaysOnAuto.
    There are numerous alternatives to macro fun. There are some great manual macro lenses. The "Bokina" immediately comes to mind. There are a number of 90-100mm f/2.5 to f/4 macros available. The Tamron SP 90mm f/2.5 52BB is an excellent example. It can double duty as a portrait lens too. Razor sharp and lovely color.

    Extension tubes and bellows for legacy lenses, and macro reverse rings as well.
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  11. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    I will admit to being deeply in love with my Micro Nikkor 55 2.8. It is rarely off my A7ii, and when it is, it is usually kept on my Nex-7, just for safe keeping.
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  12. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 3, 2015