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11-30-2013, 12:10 PM   #31
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Thanks, everyone. I have to say my pinterest board of 'wish list lenses' keeps growing and growing...

I absolutely agree about the longer focal length/not getting in their faces, but I'm not there yet (little dude is only 2.5 and thus I have to stay close).

I think you've basically convinced me I need two lenses: a prime (in the 35-50 range) and a zoom. I like the idea of the Tamron 28-75. I think I'll keep an eye out for that one.

I haven't touched my 50 mm mf lens all fall, so I think I need to replace it. I love it, but it's just not working indoors with a toddler.

I am also hoping to rationalize upgrading my camera body in the next year, but will prioritize the lenses.

Thank you again!

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I like a medium range ~85 to 100mm macro prime. Most macro lenses have higher IQ and double duty quite well. I really dislike zooms.
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A slow-focusing macro for following children? Can't say I share your opinion.
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your focus point isn't going to flip flop between 2in and 20ft...

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Zone focusing with a macro? I guess that's possible. Can't say I've heard of someone doing that. I didn't think macros were the best choice for rendering skin tones. Not to mention the busy bokeh macros have at or near infinity.

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your focus point isn't going to flip flop between 2in and 20ft...

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12-04-2013, 01:02 PM   #36
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This is one more cheap option, not best IQ but I enjoy using this lens with kids
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QuoteOriginally posted by krebsy75 Quote
A slow-focusing macro for following children? Can't say I share your opinion.
I disagree, FA100/2.8 in focus limit is as quick to focus as any other lens I own. OOF Rendition is smooth as silk also.
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