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07-04-2008, 01:22 PM   #1
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Tamron 70-300mm for 1:1 macro?

I have a redundant Tamron AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro. At close focus it is 1:2 and reasonably sharp stopped down, especially at 180mm. I am not interested in flower head shots, I want to photograph tiny bugs and things.

Is there a sensible way to use this telezoom for 1:1 macro? I know I could buy extension tubes or a Raynox convertor, but which would be the best solution, and would the results justify the cost?

- I don't want to spend a couple of hundred dollars on this idea. If I'm going to do that, I may as well sell the Tamron and kick in a couple of hundred more for a Tamron 90mm macro lens.

- I don't care about AF, but I do care about sharpness and TTL metering.

- If I have to get too close to the subject, it limits the usefulness.

- I'll have a Sigma 530 Super shortly, for lighting.

Any advice from experienced macro shooters? Thanks,

Last edited by audiobomber; 07-04-2008 at 07:54 PM.

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