phreeky wrote in post #12161593
If your 24-105 wouldn't focus closely, did you try switching to MF? It was probably just missing focus.
i did, but no dice
silvrr wrote in post #12161616
While I 100% agree with you I think the word macro means different things to differnet people. I would venture to say the OP wants a lens where he can get pictures of flowers and bugs, not see the divisions of the eye on a bottle fly.
correct.... which is why i should clarify that i am not looking for 1:1 magnification. i will give an example:
the group trip was to brazil, where we spent 2 of the 10 days in the rainforest. the local guides took us on a jungle trek, and showed us many different plants, flowers, etc.... while i generally dont shoot fauna/flora, i wanted to capture some of the things i came across (like 2" long ants!!!). they came out somewhat OOF with my 17-50, whereas with my friend's close-focusing tamron, they came out tack-sharp.
thats really what i would like, a general purpose zoom that has decent MFD. its not a requirement, and by no means would i exchange my 24-105 for it, but i thought id raise the question, if for nothing more than just educating myself.