A&P Suggest me a lens v.pictures4feetorcloser

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  1. kmad86

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    Hey guys, I had asked this a while back and the thread was deleted. I have a 40D (that I am such a rook with) and I have the stock 135mm lens. Most pictures that I take are of 4' images and closer (lot of taking pictures of items, similar to eBay stuff). Right now, it's like my camera won't take pictures half of the time because it can't get stuff in focus so I have to turn it on manual mode and shoot. That might possibly be a user error, but I still think a new lens would help that's targeted towards more closeup stuff. Also, I don't know if a macro lens is just for extremely close up stuff or not, so I don't know if that's something I should go with.

    I'm looking to spend 400 or less.


    Thanks guys :wavey:
     
  2. horselover fat

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    isnt there a 90mm marco lense? or is that nikon



    100mm 2.8 here
     
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    kmad86 Swine Epidemic Survival Crew '09 OT Supporter

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    Oh, I have a 50mm lens but I have to get too far back to use that thing.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Tamron 90mm f/2.8 is a good, but slow, macro lens.
     
  5. But the image quality and build are simply amazing
     
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    not a good example... but you get the idea

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    You have better 90mm shots than that... come on now.




    Another vote for the Tammy 90mm
     
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    Tamron 90mm f/2.8
     
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    i will also promote the tamron 90. i dont have one but by all means its great.
     
  10. kmad86

    kmad86 Swine Epidemic Survival Crew '09 OT Supporter

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    Is about 400.00 normal for this lens?
     
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    sorry. :mamoru:

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    used is a lot cheaper. :o
     
  13. kmad86

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    Shooting in Auto mode, will I ever get pictures like those above? Everytime I venture out of auto, my pictures look like doodoo.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    if you're going to stay in auto mode, you might as well get a good point and shoot that does great macros. plenty of those out there.
     
  15. kmad86

    kmad86 Swine Epidemic Survival Crew '09 OT Supporter

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    :o "boom roasted"


    Well, if I move out of auto sometimes I go to Av mode and play around with the shutter speed. What setting would you have it on if you were in a kitchen with LOTS of light?
     
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    dude this is the benefit of digital photography... trial and error holmes.. I usually try to keep the aperture about 2 steps up from wide open, adjust your ISO and shutter speed until you get a bright enough shot..

    if you cant make the image bright enough by taking longer exposures (meaning you get to the point where images start to get blurry from motion blur) up the ISO, careful with ISO though because usually the higher the ISO the more noise in your picture.. If you can't get a good brightness with either of those tactics then bring the fstop down.. I'd rather have the aperture wide open (lowest fstop number) and use a lower ISO to avoid noise personally..
     
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    I shot the birthday party entirely in aperture priority. In messed with the EV when needed and changed the aperture when I thought it was too bright. That's the beauty of the settings on your camera. YOU have control over them, not the camera. For people that want the camera to think for them, there's point and shoots. Auto mode is there so the avg consumer feels like they're doing a great job when in reality, it's no different.
     

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