Macro Lenses Advice Urgently Needed Please


UPINSMOKE

Link Posted 24/04/2007 - 10:36
Any thoughts and advice.

I an thinking of either the Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 SP LD Macro or the Sigma EX 105/2.8 Macro DG.

Has anyone used either of these.

Ammonyte

Link Posted 24/04/2007 - 19:53
My images in this thread https://www.pentaxuser.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4291 were taken with the Tamron (the earlier one, not the newer "designed for digital" which I think is designated "DI". I like it a lot and it I think it was worth the 80 quid or so I paid on evilbay.
Tim the Ammonyte
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UPINSMOKE

Link Posted 24/04/2007 - 21:30
Hi Tim I have gone for the Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 SP LD Macro ordered it today. I am hoping this is the latest one as it costing me 249 from Camera King.

I will hopefully get it tomorrow as I paid the extra for next day delivery. So if it comes will be out trying to capture some pic like yours.

Ammonyte

Link Posted 26/04/2007 - 19:28
If you mean this http://tinyurl.com/2vvxft then yes it is the newer version.
Tim the Ammonyte
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K10D & sundry toys
http://www.ammonyte.com/photos.html

UPINSMOKE

Link Posted 26/04/2007 - 20:20
Quote:
Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 SP LD Macro ordered it today

It was ordered but Camera King and Warehouse Express don't have it in stock, well not for the Pentax anyway. It really makes me mad when they show it in stock on their websites and then say its not in stock.

I have tried several others with the same result. So now have gone for the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Lens from here http://www.fotosense.co.uk/shop/Pentax/SLR_Lens/Pentax_DA_70mm_f_24_LIMITED_EDITION_Pancake_Lens.asp?productID=4654&tabID=2

This comes with a free UV Filter as well. They have it in stock. And told me I should get it Friday. Well I live in hope.

Just have to wait and see. Is this lens any better or are they on par with each other?[/code]

Ammonyte

Link Posted 26/04/2007 - 20:50
Each lens has it's fans. I haven't heard anyone complain about either lens. The 105mm will give you a bit more "stand off" distance from bugs, so you won't scare them (or them scare you!) as much!
Tim the Ammonyte
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K10D & sundry toys
http://www.ammonyte.com/photos.html
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