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01-19-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. i got an actual camera for christmas and am going to get into photography. or at least i plan on it lol. I live in tampa florida.
i got a Pentax K-x w/ 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL and 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED Lenses.
I enjoy taking close up pictures so i would need a good macro lens correct? i would love some input that anyone is willing to give me lol.

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01-19-2011, 06:44 PM   #2
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Hi,

I would suggest a 50mm macro lens if you can approach the subject within a short distance and it will be the least expensive. If insects and other fleeing subjects are your interest, a 100mm macro will be better but it is expensive and have a narrow depth of filed. I use both for different applications. In general, 50mm to show relationship between the subject and surrounding and 100m to isolate the subject. Ring flash or good strobe along a sturdy tripod is essential if you shot in less than idea lighting outdoor or indoor, especially with the 100mm. Welcome to the Close-up world and be amused!
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Welcome to the forum.

Extension tubes or a reversing ring are two cheaper ways to get into macro photography to see if it's for you before spending on specialty lens.
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Welcome. Hugo.

Are you in Ybor City?

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Welcome here also.
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If you want something autofocus (not that AF is essential for this type of photography, in fact it is easier to have MF), then something like the FA 50 or FA 100 macro lenses (if you can find one() is a great idea. Otherwise any of the second hand ones should suffice if you learn how to use it.
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Welcome. Hugo.

Are you in Ybor City?
Im in carrollwood. about 15min from ybor.
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ty everyone for the welcomes and help. ill look more into the extension tubes or a reversing ring.
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