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How close can I get....
Lens: 18-135 WR Camera: K50 Photo Location: Wethersfield, CT ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/250s Aperture: F5.6 
Posted By: joebarfly, 08-23-2015, 02:48 PM

Just seeing how close I can get with my kit 18-135 wr. While simultaneously browsing Macro lenses. Now I know what you all mean by LBA!

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08-23-2015, 02:55 PM   #2
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Now I know what you all mean by LBA!
Aye and she's a cruel Mistress that LBA one.
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If you're serious about SERIOUS macro photography..... cut to the chase and get your hands on a SMC Pentax-FA 100mm f:2.8 macro! Of course, that's just MY opinion and it's certainly NOT to say that there aren't others that are close to OR as good as.... or maybe, just maybe even a little BETTER, but it certainly runs in that crowd.


For the better part of two years, I tried to get superior results with less than superior lenses..... and it didn't happen. Finally, I bit the bullet, spent the money and got a pristine copy of this magnificent lens for my very own. The old adage about "The best ALWAYS costs more" holds true once again!


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I got some close up filters for like 10 bucks to dabble with.........well I now want a tamron 90/2.8 when I get funds......but close up filters introduced me to macro photography.....(high fstop and using flash).......have gotten good enough for me results but those results compel me to get a dedicated lens......so for the cheap a great way for me to discover if macro is for me or not......and it is!!!

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