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05-07-2008, 10:44 PM   #31
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Okay , I need a macro lens for my K10D & I have plenty of money , I am not rich
but I am not on a budget .
The Tamron 90mm can be used with extention tubes, I read good things about this one ??
How 'bout the Sigma 180mm APO ??

Please , recommend some good ones

05-08-2008, 07:50 AM   #32
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For long focal macro, the Sigma is the only "widely" available choice at the moment. If you don't mind to pay the premium for the FA* 200 macro then one might pop up twice a year or so. The A* 200 macro is a good alternative as well (though being manual only). It shows up more often than the FA*. The current market value of the A* is around $2k, and the FA* is around $3K-$5k. Optically wise, the Pentax macro is definitely better, as with most OEM 200 macros compared to third party 180 (Tamron or Sigma). 3rd party is much cheaper, however.

Extension tube for a 90mm wouldn't do much, it's much preferable to work with a shorter focal.

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