1 flower, 2 lenses

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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!

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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?
 
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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.
 
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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.
I haven't tried that yet. However, I did try the tubes with my 300 2.8. The results were quite amazing.
 
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I was wondering why anyone would use additional glass (aka.. 500D filter etc...) with the chance for distortion...when you could use tubes?
 
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I was wondering why anyone would use additional glass (aka.. 500D filter etc...) with the chance for distortion...when you could use tubes?
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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