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Share your best Macro-lens portrait shots

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by freundez, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. My Tokina ATX M100 was the 2nd lens I bought after purchasing my D70s some years back, after discovering that I wasn't good enough to take reliable portraits with my old 105 2.5 AIS w/o AF and metering. I hadn't done much close-up work, and figured the Tokina could fill in for casual portrait duty on the side.

    So, just for fun, let's see your favorite portrait shots taken with a Macro/Micro lens!

    Here are a couple of my favorites, all shot with the Tokina:


  2. nancyr


    Feb 14, 2006
    La Jolla, CA
    Here's Zoe with the Sigma 50/2.8.

  3. Nice capture Nancy - Zoe looks quite regal sitting there!
  4. Two taken with the Tamron 90mm macro:


  5. 2714168390_fdf19aa56c.
    My Nephew taken with the 105 micro :smile:
  6. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Tamron 90


  7. bill-e


    May 10, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Shot this today while playing with the new lens. 1/60@3.5+flash. I don't recall for sure but this may have been shot with the Kenko 1.4x extended.

    NIKON D40    ---    150mm    f/3.5    1/60s    ISO 200
  8. mrtac2man


    Jun 3, 2005
    here is one with an older sigma 105 2.8


  9. leaf


    Aug 6, 2008
    NIKON D80    ---    100mm    f/3.2    1/30s    ISO 100

    Hi all Cafe members

    This is my maiden post.

    The lens used was Tokina 100mm macro.

    All comments are welcome :wink:
  10. Only used this lens once so far but here's my best (Sigma 150 2.8):

  11. Glad I clicked on this! Stunners all of them. Wow! My neighbor in Granite Bay's got a purdy chocolate! Dusty shows some fine stuff, but Zoe, wow Zoe, that's a great pose you're striking there.:smile:
  12. Here are two:

    Lenny via Nikon 24-85 f/2.8-4 lens:


    NIKON D300    ---    85mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 400
  13. Hi leaf,

    Welcome to the Cafe. :biggrin:

    I like the shot but white balance appears to be off.
  14. Harry,

    Those are so sharp you could slice cheese with them :biggrin:
  15. leaf


    Aug 6, 2008

    Thanks and yes the WB is off, can't seem to get it right with this shot :frown:
  16. Yep, I wish the lens was that sharp in non-macro mode at the long end....if so I would own it. It did well at the wide end and in macro-mode, but had pretty severe ghosting at the long end....enough so I couldn't make pictures taken with it "pop". 24-85, reasonably fast, and with a built-in 1:2 macro mode is a killer combination....Nikon would do well to redesign and improve this lens and they would have the midrange popular-priced killer lens the D700 deserves.
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