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    Very Nice

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    I love taking pics like these. great job!
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    Thanks Guys.

    I'm really impressed with this camera's "Depth of Field". I shot a few pics of a flock of Titmouse (har har) that didn't come out well because the subjects move so friggn fast. But one particular shot has a incredible field depth. I'll post it later.

    BTW,
    #1 is a macro of dew on very large red Christmas bells hanging on my lamppost. (12mm)
    #2 is a micro of one of my Tulip poplars. The blue/gray looked phenomenal in the fog. (18mm)
    #3 is (obviously) a large Mocking bird @ about 300mm. I don't know if any of you have seen Eastern Mocking Birds but they are twice the size of the Westerns...Very impressive bird.
    #4 is of my American Beech leaves. Love the reds and yellows. 25mm
    #5 Is of my Emperor II Japanese Maple. 18mm
    #6 is the backyard overlooking the Appomattox River. Boat console is @ the bottom right (oops!). 55mm
    #7 Nandina Berries @ 12mm

    I dig texture. #1 is my personal fav with #2 close second.

    I tried to get a couple Blue Jays but they were more interested in kicking the **** out of each other than pose for a pic.

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    What lens do you use for the macro shots? I've been thinking of getting a macro lens for my D100.
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    www.adorama.com/SG1224NKAF.html

    Really good lens for the price. It has mutiple stops and 112 degrees @12mm


    Nikon just released the same 12-24mm AF DX for $300 more. Its a single stop and only has 90 degrees at 12mm (I think).

    http://www.adorama.com/NK1224AFSU.ht...20dx&item_no=7
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    So it's not a true macro lens?

    There's a difference between that Sigma lens and the DX Nikon lenses. The DX lenses are built for digital cameras, so there's no "chopping" of images. The lens I use the most is a Nikon 28-200 ED, and because it's a general purpose AF lense (as opposed to the DX digital-specific lenses), I have to really be careful of my framing since I'll lose about 1/4" of image of the right and left sides.

    Chances are, that with the Sigma lense you'll only get about 100-105 degrees of FOV since the camera's CCD will only see that much.

    THIS is the macro lens I'm thinking of getting someday soon.

    And THIS is on my list of soon-to-gets, too. I want the vibration reduction feature.
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    Opps! Sorry FBJ. I misread your post and I f'ed up my discription above. I read "MICRO" in your first post as in "Up Close" not macro.
    I also realized I f'ed up in line #1 in my discription saying "Macro"..My bad.

    None of the photos above were done in MACRO. Hell, I dont think anyone makes a 1:1 or better Macro lens in the 12mm range anyway.

    Photo's #1,#2,#5 &#7 were all taken with the above Sigma.
    Photo #3 was taken with a new Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5 - 5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR
    Photo's #4 & #6 were taken with a new Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX
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    I used my old Nikon 70-210mm AF with really good results. I didnt notice any chopping. Not that I was looking.

    I cant however use the camera's 3D Color Matrix, Bracketing or White balancing. I think Im going to dump it and keep the 70-300mm ED VR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nocturn View Post
    I used my old Nikon 70-210mm AF with really good results. I didnt notice any chopping. Not that I was looking.

    I cant however use the camera's 3D Color Matrix, Bracketing or White balancing. I think Im going to dump it and keep the 70-300mm ED VR.
    That's an advantage of the new computer lenses. The old ones won't talk to the camera to let you use those features.

    I'd like to try out a 70-300 VR lense sometime.
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    If you have a Ritz Camera near you they may let you use a loaner lens. I have the 18-55mm here with me for 72 hours.
    Last edited by nocturn; November 27th, 2006 at 05:55 PM.

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