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Jul 17, 2016 17:49:22   #
chuck barker
 
Got my new lens from BH friday have never done any macro my !st try with this format useing the 70=300 tamron with macro. Was mounted on my tri pod using manuel focus at 200mm 2 feet away. Any advice to get better with this lens all i can afford on my budget thank you gals and guys




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Jul 17, 2016 17:53:56   #
tramsey
 
I think you would have a better response to your question if you posted it in the 'true macro section' here's a link;



http://www.uglyhedgehog.com/s-102-1.html

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Jul 17, 2016 18:35:18   #
Apaflo
 
tramsey wrote:
I think you would have a better response to your question if you posted it in the 'true macro section' here's a link;



http://www.uglyhedgehog.com/s-102-1.html

His images would not be appreciated there, as they are not 1:1 magnification. The 70-300mm Tamron does a maximum of 1:4 magnification.

Perhaps a bit of a silly distinction...

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Jul 17, 2016 18:38:59   #
chuck barker
 
thank you apaflo for your response think i will send this lens back and forget trying any more macro

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Jul 17, 2016 19:03:13   #
mas24
 
It's not a prime lens, which is generally a true macro with 1:1 magnification, such as a 90mm or 100mm prime macro. Not usually cheap. I don't know the magnification of your new lens, but for a zoom lens it looks good. Tamron makes a 180mm prime lens which is very good for macro. Not a lightweight. You locked in at 200mm manually. What was the cost of your lens and the magnification?

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Jul 17, 2016 19:14:59   #
chuck barker
 
its 70-300 price was $149.00 at BH

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Jul 17, 2016 19:23:14   #
mas24
 
I checked your Tamron lens price. For a Nikon mount it is $150. Not a top macro lens, but within your budget. That's all that counts. Enjoy it.

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Jul 17, 2016 19:23:28   #
rwilson1942 (a regular here)
 
Apaflo wrote:
His images would not be appreciated there, as they are not 1:1 magnification. The 70-300mm Tamron does a maximum of 1:4 magnification.

Perhaps a bit of a silly distinction...


I post in the True Macro section all the time, my images are almost never 1:1, and they have been very well received there.

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Jul 17, 2016 19:25:33   #
chuck barker
 
thank you rwilson1942 gives me a little boost too keep going

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Jul 17, 2016 19:26:35   #
bettis1
 
Chuck,

I think it isn't a bad 1st effort with a new lens in an area that you haven't explored before. It looks like you nailed the focus on the stamen of the flowers. I would suggest backing away a little more to get the entire blossom in the frame. Loping off petals or heads or feet usually detracts from the shot. Keep shooting!

Bob

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Jul 17, 2016 19:26:36   #
rwilson1942 (a regular here)
 
My first suggestion would be to use a smaller aperture such as f8 or f11 (rather than f4.5 you used on the second photo) to get greater depth of field.
Unless of course, you were going for shallow DoF deliberately

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Jul 17, 2016 19:34:49   #
chuck barker
 
thank you rwilson1942 and bettis1 will use your ideas tomorrow and see if i can make it better

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Jul 17, 2016 19:51:56   #
Apaflo
 
chuck barker wrote:
its 70-300 price was $149.00 at BH

Well that is a price that's mighty hard to beat these days!

I see no reason to send the lens back and give up macro just because you are shooting at 1:4 instead of 1:1. The place to post your images would be in the Close Up Photography section rather than the previously suggested True Macro-Photography Forum section.

The lens you have will produce nice enough flower pictures. If you want to get even closer you might try using diopter closeup lens that fits like filters on the front of your lens.

If macro does turn out to be enough fun to warrant investing a little more in, there are some really good macro lenses that sell commonly for less than $200.

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Jul 17, 2016 19:56:11   #
Bill_de (a regular here)
 
My first attempts at macro were back in the film days. I shot 36 frames, developed the Ektachrome, threw it in the garbage and went to bed. I'd say you are off to a great start. I agree with Rick on the smaller aperture.

It was mentioned that your lens doesn't do true macro. I wonder if you put the lens on a crop sensor camera and crop the image, will you be allowed to enter the club.

Just keep up the good work!

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Jul 17, 2016 20:25:49   #
chuck barker
 
My camera is a d3200 nikon which i think is a crop factor again all i can afford but having fun with it and just try to get better with what i have. thank you all for the support in the photo world

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