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Posted By: micromacro, 07-10-2015, 05:19 PM

Tamron 90mm f2.8.
The last picture I took with old vivitar extension tube 36mm without contacts, but the lens shoots wide open only. It's better however than with Raynox 250 with Tamron. I need to find newer tubes for this lens.

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07-10-2015, 07:09 PM   #2
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awesome pics!!! incredible detail....I got a few with ants n ladybugs with those aphids but not nearly this good
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using a +10 filter on 18-55 kit @ 55 and cropped heavily!
when I get some dollars i'm seriously thinking of getting a dedicated macro
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QuoteOriginally posted by micromacro Quote
Tamron 90mm f2.8.
The last picture I took with old vivitar extension tube 36mm without contacts, but the lens shoots wide open only. It's better however than with Raynox 250 with Tamron. I need to find newer tubes for this lens.
Wonderful shots! Very impressive.
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awesome pics!!! incredible detail....I got a few with ants n ladybugs with those aphids but not nearly this good
Not bad for kit lens, very sharp and lots of details! You can look for old 1:1 macro lens, it's cheaper than new models. You also can try extension tubes, and Raynox. There are plenty resources here about macro by any means. I'm just got lazy and bought Tamron macro

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thanks...i'm liking it and close up filters gave a super cheap introduction....pretty sure i'm gonna fall in the macro world hole.....when I get some dollars!!! but I certainly want an 'auto' aperture as it is easier to see when it isn't stopped down until the shot is taken......
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but I certainly want an 'auto' aperture as it is easier to see when it isn't stopped down until the shot is taken......
Well, I got spoiled with Av mode and TTL flash together All I think about during shooting is focusing.

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Wonderful shots! Very impressive.
Thanks!
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You don't need extension tubes with contacts if using a manual lens. They just need to have aperture control. I have the Vivitar tubes and they work fine with all my manual macro lenses.
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You don't need extension tubes with contacts if using a manual lens. They just need to have aperture control. I have the Vivitar tubes and they work fine with all my manual macro lenses.
Yes, but for some reason Tamron is the one which does not work that way with that tube. I'm going to use the other two from the set to figure out why, is it lens, or tubes. Yesterday it was first time I tried Tamron with manual aperture control. Maybe it's lens issue.

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Very nice - ants can be tricky to photograph .
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