Looking for a macro lens?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Uncle Frank, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. If so, consider the 60mm micro... it ROCKS! Mine paid for itself last week when I used it for a product shoot...

    41782774.

    Then I picked up a POTD with it on Sunday for a macro...

    http://www.bestfoto.com/Archives/POTDdisplay.asp?PIC=041005M.jpg

    ... and used it today to make some artwork for a florist neighbor who creates wonderful tin can bouquets. No money in it, but I got to keep the flowers :).

    View attachment 7308

    If you don't need the extra working distance for bug-pics, this little jewel deserves consideration 8).
     
  2. The tin can image is so colorful and the flowers literally pop out at you. Congratulations on the POTD, it was really nice.
     
  3. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    There is also one forsale in the forsale section!!!
     
  4. Thanks, Gordon. The 60mm micro delivers colorful, contrasty images, but that seem to be the hallmark of good Nikon glass. And while 3rd party lenses compare well in terms of sharpness, most seem to fall short in those areas.

    Here's another perspective on the Tin Can Arrangement, which I like even better.

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  5. obelix

    obelix

    714
    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
    Congratulations and nice photo!

    Yeah - color and contrast, wonder why no one talks about them much :)

    anand
     
  6. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Beautiful shot UF!!

    Frank
     
  7. Glad you like it, Flew! FCB background florals were my specialty before I moved up to a dslr.
    I was burned out on them for a while, but they might be my most salable niche. Hmmmm...
     
  8. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Frank,

    How could I not like a shot of beautiful, colorful, perfectly focused and exposed flowers??

    :p

    Frank
     
  9. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    And congrats on the POTD!
     
  10. Thanks, Chris :).
     
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