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04-13-2010, 05:18 PM   #31
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Sigma 15-30mm on K200d . . .



30mm at f14


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15-13mm

on K200d (with dirty sensor :OhNo

At 15mm



At 20mm




At 30mm


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Nice one Yeatzee!

I don't do a lot of flower shooting but here is hybiscus and sulfur butterfly with 105mm EX DG



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I don't shoot a lot of spiders either but this one was cool looking . . .also the 105mm EX DG

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I have been searching everywhere for a green linx spider (above).... I took this when I first got my macro lens of one eating a fly:



I feel like I could take a much better photograph now, so Im eager to give it a shot.

(taken with the sigma 105mm so it is relevant to the thread )
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Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX DG Macro with AF160FC ringflash



I don't know HOW you guys manage to get so close to your subjects with those shorter macro lenses. I have a Pentax 200mm f/4 but I need to repair the tripod collar on it.I'll have to compare the two at some point. though I have my doubts that the sigma will come close to the Pentax 200mm f/4 Macro's formidable resolution.
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Yeatzee & Digitalis, its good to see some of the Sigma macro lenses in Action! bigthumbsup That was a colorful lynx.

Here is an adult tortoise beetle and below a larval tortoise beetle. Yes it is using frass as camouflage. Taken with the 105mm EX DG macro.





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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX DG Macro with AF160FC ringflash



I don't know HOW you guys manage to get so close to your subjects with those shorter macro lenses. I have a Pentax 200mm f/4 but I need to repair the tripod collar on it.I'll have to compare the two at some point. though I have my doubts that the sigma will come close to the Pentax 200mm f/4 Macro's formidable resolution.
What I would do to have either of those lenses....:ugh:
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another example from the sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX DG Macro:



I'll warn you though the Pentax 200mm f/4 is one of the highest resolution lenses I own, but I don't like working with it with flash because of the 1/180th sync speed limitation that is typical of pentax DSLR bodies. The Pentax ringflash cannot do HSS. i also recently learned that the sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX DG has been discontinued...so i'm pretty stoked that I got mine when I did and for what I paid for it (650AUD)

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Here is a couple from the Sigma 20-40mm f2.8 that I traded for its brother the 15-30mm.

At 25mm




At 40mm



40mm from the other direction . . .

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Two action shots with the 20-40mm at 40mm . . .




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A few from the Bigma:



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Nice set Spyder. I like the owl shot! Good action on the auto as well.

Here are some more shots of the tortoise beetle with the 105mm EX DG macro.

For size reference:



It is feeding on the leaf . . .




Side shot of it feeding to show its profile . . .





For broader perspective . . .

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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
Nice set Spyder. I like the owl shot! Good action on the auto as well.
Thanks! That shot sums up the personality of that bird perfectly, I don't think it could possibly be any grumpier if it tried.

I must say, I'm blown away by the quality of the macro shots in this thread - certainly puts my feeble efforts to shame (and no, I'm not going to show them ).
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