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09-11-2010, 05:25 PM   #1
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Which Tele with pseudomacro to buy? -24 hours-

Hey,

Within the next 24 hours i'm going to need to choose a tele from the fallowing:

Pentax A Takumar F 70-200mm / f4-5.6
Helios Auto Zoom 85-210mm / f3.8
Sigma Zoom MC 70m-210mm / f4-5.6
Sigma Zoom APO/DG 70-300mm / f4-5,6

I want a tele that has some macro capabilities. I'm leaning twards the 70-300 since as far as i've heard it does a 1:2.

Google has been inefficient, so can you guys prod me in the right direction?

Thanks.

09-11-2010, 07:03 PM   #2
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My advice: ignore the pseudo macro specs and buy the one with the best price/performance otherwise, then stick on a $40 Raynox 150 and get much better macro capability than any of these lenses could possibly hope for otherwise.
09-11-2010, 07:10 PM   #3
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I had the Sigma 70-300 for a while. It was so-so (need to bump the contrast), and it eventually suffered an aperture-blade death (while sitting on the shelf!)

I think these are the only "macros" I did with it...



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