Tag: macro lens

Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Di SP Macro Lens Sample Photo Gallery

 

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Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Di SP Macro Lens Review Part II – Conclusion and Some Photos.

  You can read the first part of this review here. Conclusion: Overall I like the lens, results are stunning. I used this on a Canon EOS 40d and EOS 60D bodies and work well on both. It feels comfortable on my hands, feels solid despite having an all plastic construction. So far the only […]

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Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Di SP A/M FEC LD (IF) 1:1 Macro Lens For Canon

Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Di SP Macro Lens Review

This review has been long overdue, before I start, let me just tell you that despite it’s shortcomings and limitation, this piece of gear won’t dissapoint you at all. The Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Di SP Macro Lens comes in Canon, NIKON and Sony mount, I have the Canon mount for my EOS 7D and EOS […]

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New Macro Lens from Tamron, The Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F004)

Great news to all Tamron fans and current users of one of the most wanted macro lens. Tamron has announce a new version of their 90mm F/2.8 macro lens. The new version now sports VC(vibration compensation), Tamron's version if IS(Image Stabilization) and an ultrasonic silent drive for better af performance.  

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Front and Rear Lens Caps for Raynox DCR-250

Three things I didn't like about the Raynox DCR-250, first, the plastic lens cap is really hard to remove, second, it doesn't have rear lens cover, and third because it doesn't have a rear lens cover, I have to put it on the plastic container below that it came with, It's ok but bulky. 

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Grab Shots With My New Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Di SP Macro Lens

Today I got my new Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Di SP Macro Lens for Canon. Here are a few grab shots. I must say, I'm really impress with the lens, optically it is an excellent performer. Build quality is on the high, made of hard plastic but very well built. The Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Di SP […]

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Raynox DCR-250 – Sample Photos with 13mm Extension Tube

Here are couple of sample sample photos I shot using the Raynox DCR-250 and a 13mm Pro Optic Extension Tube. In the photo above, I used the Tamron AF 28-75mm SP F/2.8 Lens. ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS 60DExposure ProgramAperture PriorityExposure Time1/1F Number11ISO100Focal Length75mmMetering ModePatternTitletamron2875mmRaynox-3

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Raynox DCR-250 Macro Sample Photos

Yesterday I post a review of the Raynox DCR-250 and as promise, here are some close up of flowers I shot using the DCR-250 macro conversion lens. ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS 40DExposure ProgramAperture PriorityExposure Time1/1000F Number6.3ISO400Focal Length75mmMetering ModePatternTitleInisite a Peach Tree Flower

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Raynox DCR-250 Macro Lens Adapter Review

First let me tell you that I was surprised with the result. I only do macro photography occasionally and this conversion lens is exactly what I need. The Raynox DCR-250 is a conversion lens that attaches to an existing lens. It comes with a universal snap-on mount that will fit lenses in the 52mm to 67mm […]

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Tamron AF 60mm f/2.0 SP Macro Lens Review

Announced in mid 2009, the Tamron 60mm F2 macro lens provides 1:1 magnification for APS-C sensors. This Tamron 60mm macro is available in Canon, Sony and Nikon mounts and it incorporates two low dispersion elements to compensate for various aberrations, lets you achieve 1:1 magnification at a working distance of 100mm. The F2 maximum aperture […]

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DIY Macro Studio / Light Tent / Light Box for Less than $5.00

Yeap, only $5.00. That’s assuming you have all the materials needed, like the box, the garbage bag, poster boards etc. I was looking for some cheap chinese made light tents on ebay but they still cost around $30 a set, so I said to myself, why not make one, and here’s what I came up. […]

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Todays Macro Tip, Patience, You’ll Need a Lot of Them.

Yes, it’s true. If you are serious about macro insect photography there are times that you will need a lot of patience and a lot of practice with your gear. Because insects / bugs move quite a lot, you will have a hard time getting them in focus, unless your insect subject stay still until […]

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Use Flash in Your Macro Photography.

Taken handheld. Flash Off Camera slightly to my left. When I started doing macro I struggle a lot and didn’t really know what was missing , until I realized, “Light”, lots and lots of light.  And after this, everything became easy, thanks to my handy Canon 430 EXII flash and my Demb Diffuser Pro. The […]

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Macro Photography On A Budget – Close-up Filter or Extension Tube

There has been a lot of discussion about this topic and my answer, again, is of course, it depends on your budget. Close-up filters are generally cheaper compare to extension tubes and extension tubes are cheaper compare to true Macro Lenses. What’s the difference between the two? ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS 20DExposure ProgramManualExposure Time1/250ISO400Focal Length85mmMetering ModePattern

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Macro Mondays : Shooting Macro with a Telephoto Lens.

Taken using a Canon EF 70-200mm F/4 IS USM Lens Some have asks if a telephoto lens can be use in macro photography. The answer is certainly yes. The photo above was taken on a foggy summer morning using a Canon EF 70-200mm F/4 IS USM Lens. Although it’s not a real macro but a […]

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