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06-04-2012, 12:11 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by SyncGuy:
Sorry but this drawing of yours is really.. cute.. LOL!
Oooo! Must avoid cute at all costs.

Maybe this will serve better? Although it's not at macro distance it illustrates the point that FL should be considered for its perspective/PoV as well as its magnification factor.

While the main subject remains essentially the same size, the background offers an entirely different setting and the exposure includes significantly different values. Do I want to isolate a junky background or perhaps include the environmental surroundings - the Windsor Castle for instance?

Mind you, this is a very important concept for those needing another argument to support their LBA. A copy of this image on the cover of your checkbook could very well be the deciding factor in your next lens purchase!


06-04-2012, 12:15 PM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by umeuph Quote
After searching for a macro lens (and getting a lot of help from folks around here!) I was able to secure a new DFA 100mm WR macro as well as a used M 50mm F4 Macro, both for pretty good prices. Now I'm torn, I could sell the 50mm at a profit but part of me wants to hold on to it. What can the 50mm F4 do better than the new 100mm 2.8?

Thanks in advance for the thoughts, this has been a great place to get questions answered!
the 50mm macro is better used on a copy stand as it has a wider FOV and therefore can be closer to the item being copied. Although flatbed scanners are good, they are somewhat limited in maximum size, and if you have to copy larger items, or if you want really good reproduction of small items, a short macro lens can be a handy indoor lens, outdoors, however, i would take the 100 every time
06-05-2012, 01:32 AM   #18
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I keep the FA 50/2.8 despite also having the FA100/2.8.
Great for shots of photo gear being auctioned.

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