Best Of Neighbor Garden

sushi with Pentax K20D and Pentax A 50mm f/1.7 and 1.7x TC

Photo taken with Pentax K10D, K20D and K-x
Pentax 100mm f/4.0 1:2 Macro
Jupiter 9 85mm f/2.0
Photosniper Tair-3 Phs 300mm f/4.5
Pentax DA-L 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6


Digital Flower Pictures said... @ July 22, 2010 at 6:33:00 PM PDT

Hi Hin,

Great collection of flowers and plants.

fRANK d said... @ August 10, 2010 at 8:30:00 AM PDT

Great work Hin..how do you like the jupiter and the pentax 100mmm I think from my collection I am missing a 85-100 prime as I have the 28, 50, 55 and 135. I know the jupiter lenses are good but they are screw mount. I think I would really like a 100 AF macro to do portraits and everything else with.

Hin Man said... @ August 10, 2010 at 8:47:00 AM PDT

@digital flower pictures, much thanks for your visit. You surprise me. I have to visit you to pay great respect to your flower collection and in-depeth knowledge

@fRANK, the best macro lens on a budget that serves good for portraits for me is the latest Tamron 90mm f/2.8, the older version without Di will do just fine as I have used them and like it as a portrait lens. The other good candidate that serves well in 1:1 macro and portrait well is the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 1:1 macro Ex DG. You can search for them in my other blog with Tech Corner

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 1:1 macro non-Di

Hin Man said... @ August 10, 2010 at 8:51:00 AM PDT

And the Sigma 105mm is just as good. I like the macro in Sigma over the Tamron as I like to have longer reach to bugs; otherwise, both serve good for the money.

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 1:1 macro on portraits

Both the Tamron and Sigma mentioned have the focus limiter which has a setting to use as a normal lens without the long reaching to the macro end in focusing. Once set on focus limiter, the traveling length on the focus throw is shortened and hence more appropriate for general use as in portraits.

kpss sınavı ertelendi said... @ September 7, 2010 at 9:12:00 AM PDT

thank you

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