Thanks Joe. I looked up your other bird photos on your website and was delighted with them. How do you get such wonderful sharpness? Is your 300mm telephoto lens an "L" series one?
Works of art with the lovely soft colouring Joe. Congratulations! What camera, lens and settings did you use?
Thanks for your helpful comment - I can see myself trying out RAW soon :) The big files and extra work put me off in the past but as my passion for photography increases and I keep looking for that perfect shot I'll want to have the best editing process as well. Picasa has served me very well up till now including all the creative tools but now I'm looking for "more."
May you find some great shots this week :)
Thanks to everyone who shared their experience and opinions re shooting in RAW. Your comments have been very helpful and I appreciate you taking the time.
Excuse my ignorance but can someone please tell me whether it is necessary to shoot in RAW in order to edit the shot later on in Photoshop? I presume it is necessary for HDR and maybe blending?
Shooting everything in RAW seems very time consuming to me though I presume the quality is much better.
Thanks Bruce. The camera store I go to said if I buy a macro lens from them they'll be happy to exchange it for another within 14 days if I'm not satisfied. That's a fair offer so I'm going to finally bite the bullet and make a final decision. I guess the fact that I'm finding it hard to decide between them shows how good these lenses are so any final choice will be good!
Enjoy the cheesecake! It looks so tempting :-D
Bruce have you used any macro lens other than the Sigma? I've had some limited trials of Canon's 60 & 100mm and Tamron's 60 & 90mm macros and find it hard to choose between them! Problem is renting a lens in Australia is pretty expensive and using the lens in the shop isan't the best test either. I love the bokeh the Tamron's produce...Any comments ? Thanks :)
Hi Bruce, "Weeds" are just flowers in the wrong place - according to gardeners- this is just beautiful . I often notice magnificent tiny flowers others walk past without seeing....The world of macro certainly opens our eyes :) Lovely shot. It would have been sharper using a tripod - I know, a pain to lug around when you want to be spontaneous!
PS I love cheesecake too. Yum!
Hi Jecanes, could you please tell me where you got your reversing ring from? Also, how happy are you with the resulting images?
I'm very interested as I'd like to try the same with my canon 50mm, f1.4.
I'm looking for a good macro at a good price too but after researching it seems the Sigma 105 macro is the best choice!
Worth waiting and saving for.
Another option which I haven't tried yet is to get a reversing ring to fit your lens, eg 58mm etc and attach it to your camera back to front. I'm waiting for a ring to try it on my 50mm Canon f1.4 lens.
Best thing is to take your camera plus a flower etc to the shops and ask to try out the various lenses. Look at the results on your computer and then decide.Most camera shops will let you do that. Some lenses which get a great write up may just be too heavy.
Good luck. I hope you end up very happy with your final choice.
Great shot Lois! You'll have me shooting RAW after seeing yours - it just "pops." I'll certainly try it anyhow...Thanks for sharing with us. gnd
Many thanks! I've finally managed to get back to this forum... I have a Canon 600D and 50mm,1.4 prime lens so shall have a go when I get an external flash. Can't wait to try :) Thank you so much for sharing your settings etc. Have a safe and happy Christmas! gnd
Congratulations! I bet you were delighted with your images. Would you mind sharing what settings you used? I'd love to give it a try. Thanks. gnd
Hi Cardinal, I'd love to know what setting you had your SX40 on for that shot of the Dragon fly. Great shot!
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Thanks again. May I ask if you are happy with your Tamron 28-300mm? I'm deciding whether to get a Tamron 70-300mm .