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01-12-2014, 09:42 PM   #31
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The min focus distance is a bit long, but it is certainly is way better at 1.4... and the Tammy 90 is 500 bucks. He could almost get the 35 /50 /and the 85 for that dough...

But man, I always wanted the Tamron 90 macro for a portrait lens. Never really understood why anyone would need AF for macro.

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Yeah totally agree about the AF, worthless for anything past maybe 1:3. OP mentioned he was interested in macro, but not as an immediate purchase it is worth thinking about. if that extra speed is worth the overlap in FL, and space in your camera bag. Portraits at 85/1.4 you may have trouble getting both eyes in focus at the same time.
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Haha... I have trouble gettin' one eye in focus
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QuoteOriginally posted by Billy Joe Quote
The min focus distance is a bit long, but it is certainly is way better at 1.4... and the Tammy 90 is 500 bucks. He could almost get the 35 /50 /and the 85 for that dough...

But man, I always wanted the Tamron 90 macro for a portrait lens. Never really understood why anyone would need AF for macro.
I use AF for macro all the time, but it does spoil some images. Walking by a flower and grabbing a quick shot on your way to somewhere else, AF is good even on macro.

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I guess we are shooting different kinds of macro then 8^)... If I wait for one of those long throw, AF macro lenses to run thru it cycle and then come back to focus... the bugs would be long gone.

Jumping Spiders wait for no man


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I guess we are shooting different kinds of macro then 8^)... If I wait for one of those long throw, AF macro lenses to run thru it cycle and then come back to focus... the bugs would be long gone.
Ya, I'm not a big fan of bugs.....
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We are going off the rail on this thread! The Tamy has a nice focus limiter switch, but yeah I only use it for pseudo macro which is great for flowers and such
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Agreed

The OP already ordered the DA35 and Da50... so this is just us yackin' at this point... So I will shut up. 8^)

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Agreed

The OP already ordered the DA35 and Da50... so this is just us yackin' at this point... So I will shut up. 8^)
Or you could just go to the "why I won't buy a K-3" thread. Although actually talking about lenses or anything related to photography might be frowned on there.
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I guess we are shooting different kinds of macro then 8^)... If I wait for one of those long throw, AF macro lenses to run thru it cycle and then come back to focus... the bugs would be long gone.

Jumping Spiders wait for no man
This conversation is getting more interesting ... I specially like the jumping spider photo ... I like to take pictures of bugs, its interesting and you can never get bored of it ... haha
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Ya, I'm not a big fan of bugs.....
There are a lot of bugs out there... especially in the woods.
Considering you are mostly an outdoors person, I would of expect you like them... .

Bugs are awesome... you can take pictures for weeks and still discover something new every time.

...

Oh and on the topic comment... get both with time... different lengths, different results.
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There are a lot of bugs out there... especially in the woods.
Considering you are mostly an outdoors person, I would of expect you like them... .

Bugs are awesome... you can take pictures for weeks and still discover something new every time.

...

Oh and on the topic comment... get both with time... different lengths, different results.
Yeah, thats actually what am planning to do ...
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