oh yes, I looked at that one and the canon 60mm and then I went with the 100mm canon macro so I would not have to get so close to my subject. Getting up and down takes me longer than before and I adore it as a portrait lens, it does great. Im getting so many good shots of the grand kids with it. I even used it for long distance and is good. Im in the market for a zoom. My 250 zoom is good but I want to get closer.......400-600 if there is such an animal. I love my macro and they are really a fun lens for sure. You will not regret getting one.
If I could afford the Nikon 105mm I'd go with that but it is more than twice the cost of the 60 that I want so I'll settle with using the "macro setting" on my 28-300 zoom even though it isn't all that sharp of a lens...and Cait's 70-300 also has a 'macro setting' so we decided to go with the 60 in the Nikon because of its reputation for sharpness and the 2.8 vs the 3.6 or smaller of our zooms...
Last weekend at the Safari that Cait and I went to, I got to use a 150-500 lens! Gack, that thing was heavy...hard to use it in the jeep but I got some good shots...
thats what I was looking at but decided I just dont need to invest that kind of money into a hobby. Im retired and dont want to make anymore money and dont want to spend more than I need to. 150-500, I would need to start lifting weights, at the moment I cant even get myself out of the side of the pool like I used to. no upper body strength. did you submit any of the shots?
I'm trying to get the hubby ok with me just getting a used macro - I'm happy to save a couple hundred dollars but he likes me to get new (sweet of him, but I pay the bills )
Of the shots I've put up so far the Eland and the Cape Buffalo were with the big lens (you can tell because we put the lens on our "extra" D100 so we wouldn't have to be switching lenses "on the fly" - the lens is so heavy that if you don't support the lens you can bend the bayonet mount of the camera )
thats what larry did with my macro...I wanted used so I could also go for a higher zoom........guess Ill just have to wait for my first ss check sometime in the future. I have seen those big lenses and if I want a good zoom thats the direction I should go but I dont know. 6 of this and half dozen of the other