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still bad at taking pics.... maybe in a couple years I'll be able to afford a macro lens.





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For being new those are not bad...

Pick up a set of macro filters. I used them prior to getting my macro lens and they help a lot. What is neat is using them on the macro. :-)

Hoya makes a good set, just make sure to get the better of the 2 versions.
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The mantis is a GREAT shot!
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Short focal length macros are very reasonably priced. You won't regret it after you buy it. I am not sure about the canon versions - but there are many great non-Nikon macro lenses that are more affordable. Sigma in particular makes a great Macro, and I have heard the Tamron lenses are also very comparable to the Canon/Nikon versions.

If you can save up a bit, I would go for a 100mm range Macro. This will give you the extra working distance for the frogs, without being too much for static objects.

I am planning on bringing my stuff down to Scott's this weekend. All of my stuff is Nikon - but at least you can get the chance to play with a couple of macro lenses.
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I am planning on bringing my stuff down to Scott's this weekend. All of my stuff is Nikon - but at least you can get the chance to play with a couple of macro lenses.
Excellent, Oz. I know that what I'm really itching to do is sit down with some one with some hands-on experience shooting macro and pick their brain a bit for tips/tricks/techniques.

I plan on bringing my kit as well.

See you both on Saturday!
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still bad at taking pics.... maybe in a couple years I'll be able to afford a macro lens.
Lee these are very good. I especially like the mantis. Is he in a viv, or did you catch him in the wild?
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Macro filters, lenses at the meet. sounds like I'll get a better idea of what I need. Thanks guys.

The mantis is one of mine that lives on my desk in a ff cup. Not the most willing of subjects. That picture was actually of him on my finger in one hand and the camera in the other hovering under a lamp. The stars were certainly aligned when that focused. :lol:
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