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05-08-2017, 06:08 PM - 1 Like   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by endintro Quote
I'm new to photography
I'm new also and finding macro is not as easy as I thought it would be, takes patience, practice and skill.

Check these 50s out:

Pentax Normal smc P-D FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro Autofocus Lens 21530

Used Pentax Macro 50mm f/2.8 SMCP-A Manual Focus Lens B&H Photo

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QuoteOriginally posted by Nass Quote
I do a bit of that sort of stuff. There are many equipment options - have a look at Extreme Macro Photography

Good luck!
listen to Nass he is the Pentax forums macro guru.
for me the 90mm Tamron macro 2.8 is great if I want more reach I add the Pentax 1.4 multiplier. For further away and slightly larger macro shots I will use the 60-250 f4 with 1.4 multiplier but this is a rather pricey setup.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MikeD Quote
listen to Nass he is the Pentax forums macro guru.
I've learned a lot from his website over the years.

QuoteOriginally posted by donlass Quote
Used Pentax Macro 50mm f/2.8 SMCP-A Manual Focus Lens B&H Photo
My first "macro" lens. Is not 1:1, but 1:2.8. I think the B&H price is a bit high. Average price in PF review is $151.57. Perhaps they are harder to find since K-1 came out so price is higher? I've not researched A lenses for a while. I don't think you can find anything lighter, though. It's a nice lens. I got it because it was all I could afford, and it served me well.

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Close focus filters = Cheap to $$
Auto Tubes = Getting $$
Lens stacking = Cheap to $$
Dedicated Macro lens $$

If money is an issue , start with close focus filters ... +4 and +8 .. ( set U back about $10 for both ) , if you like macro then look at spending more ...

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