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1 flower, 2 lenses

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by RKnecht, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. I've had my 105 macro lens for years now, and find it to be as sharp as they come. I also bought a 500D close up filter for my 70-200VR, but never really used it...until now. Here are a couple shots of a flower, along with 100% crops of the focus area. The 70-200 VR/500D combo is quite impressive!

    D3, 70-200VR/500D
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    100% crop:
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    D3, 105 2.8 micro (non-VR)
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    The detail retained with the 500D is quite impressive. Comments or thoughts?
  2. awesome !
  3. Spectre


    Feb 20, 2008
    Very nice color.....
  4. Those are nice, I have always wanted to play with a 500. Have you tried using tubes with the 70/200 and the 500. I get some great shots with the tubes 70/200 combo, I can only wonder what it would be like with the 500.
  5. I haven't tried that yet. However, I did try the tubes with my 300 2.8. The results were quite amazing.
  6. Very nice Rich, impressive detail on with the 500D indeed!
  7. PhotoMac


    Jan 23, 2006
    I was wondering why anyone would use additional glass (aka.. 500D filter etc...) with the chance for distortion...when you could use tubes?
  8. You make a valid point, but tubes may cut more light than the 500. I got rid of screw on magnifiers years ago (70s), for lack of quality, but there are exceptions for everything. While I have not had my Hands of the 500 glass, I have seen some fantastic results from it, that, in the end is all that counts..
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