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#1 Fasando

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 12:30 AM

Hey soon im gonna buy myself a new lens and im having problems deciding which lens to buy. Currently i use a 60mm macro lens on my canon T3i. Should i get the tokina 10-17 fisheye lens or maybe expand my macro arsenal and get the 100mm macro lens?

im mostly diving in Eilat(the red sea). 

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 01:26 AM

Really depends what you enjoy. The tokina is excellent on cropped sensor for wa. The 100 really only makes sense if you are going to add a diopter/magnifier to shoot super macro in my opinion. If it was me I'd get the tokina in a heart beat.


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:16 AM

Really depends what you enjoy.

 

^This.

 

Some photogs love macro shooting. Some - like me - don't. I prefer shooting WA and I'm working on developing my skills with the WA perspective. What about you? Are you a macro guy or a WA guy? The answer to that question will also answer your original question.



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:38 AM

Well i basically prefer shooting macro, but if the 100mm is for supermacro, i dont have the fund to buy it with a magnifier and etc for supermacro. 

is the 100mm good even without a diopter? worth the upgrade?

and also i've never really tried WA so im having a hard time choosing, cuz i would like to try that out aswell.



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 06:03 AM

The 100mm has the same reproduction ratio ie 1:1, it will only increase your working distance and the field of view, no increase in "magnification".


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That is same repro ratio as your 60mm


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 06:13 AM

I know that:P just wondering if i should get the 100mm and upgrade in the working distance and FOV or should i try out WA instead of upgrading macro


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 06:30 PM

I used the Canon 60mm and 100mm and if I had to give up one it would be the 60. But if I already had the 60mm as my only lens I wouldn't get the 100 but something wider. What is best for you really depends on you. For me my most used lens beside the macros was the 35mm F2, a 15mm fisheye got used only once. The 35mm is a great lens, focuses close, and is cheap, but I expect that for most the 10-17mm is the better choice.


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 01:16 PM

Hi,

I would go for the Tokina to start to shoot WA, this lens is also very good close focus WA, i love using this lens, then my 105mm nikon then my 60mm nikon.

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:02 PM

Wide angle is more challenging, but the 10-17 focuses so close that with a small dome you can shoot WA macro.  Not really macro because even on top of the subject, it looks small (and I mean touching the dome), but a close-up of a small to medium subject with a wide background.  The challenge is strobe placement and lighting both the subject and the background.

In this shot, the squids were probably an inch from the port.

 

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In this crop, they may have been touching it.

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Edited by Larry C, 09 March 2014 - 12:10 PM.

D300 MDX-D300, 2xYS-110, 1 YS-D1, Tokina 10-17, Nikon 60AF D, Nikon 35mm f2.0, L & M Sola 600

Nikon F100 w/Sea & Sea NX100 Pro