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Feb 23, 2013 10:36 |  #916

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Dumb stupid question here, anyone use a close up filter with this lens if so which one? My shooting season is about to get started weather wise wondering if I need a filter to pull in those macros. Thanks....

No way. The thing focuses down to just about 2 inches in front of the lens element. A close-up lens would allow you to get even closer but there comes a point when you are just too close. If you want more magnification you'll need to buy a true macro lens with a longer focal length. But if you just want to get really close, the lens will do it fine - no filter required.


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Feb 23, 2013 10:46 |  #917

I shot this the other morning in the rail yard.

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Feb 23, 2013 11:04 |  #918

kfreels wrote in post #15643403 (external link)
No way. The thing focuses down to just about 2 inches in front of the lens element. A close-up lens would allow you to get even closer but there comes a point when you are just too close. If you want more magnification you'll need to buy a true macro lens with a longer focal length. But if you just want to get really close, the lens will do it fine - no filter required.

Thanks much haven't had time to check it out much but so far pretty happy.


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Feb 23, 2013 11:06 |  #919

bjbsav wrote in post #15643436 (external link)
I shot this the other morning in the rail yard.

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Great shot neighbor as I am 2 hours down the highway from you. Soggy and raining here so not that good of a shooting day.


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Feb 23, 2013 11:07 |  #920

Marco315 wrote in post #15643383 (external link)
Dumb stupid question here, anyone use a close up filter with this lens if so which one? My shooting season is about to get started weather wise wondering if I need a filter to pull in those macros. Thanks....

I doubt it.


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Feb 23, 2013 11:09 |  #921

Marco315 wrote in post #15643497 (external link)
Great shot neighbor as I am 2 hours down the highway from you. Soggy and raining here so not that good of a shooting day.

Thank you!!!

It is raining here in Savannah also. I wanted to get out today and still may.


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Feb 23, 2013 11:30 |  #922

Marco315 wrote in post #15643383 (external link)
Dumb stupid question here, anyone use a close up filter with this lens if so which one? My shooting season is about to get started weather wise wondering if I need a filter to pull in those macros. Thanks....

Filter not needed. Here's a shot of a multi-vitamin pill which is about 3/4" long sitting on a cotton towel. Not the best shot since I did it quick and hand-held with a SS of 1/30 of a second with unsteady hands (I'm getting old and shaky ;)). This was taken with the new version of the lens.

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EDIT: removed that picture and added the link instead since the picture was taken with the new version of the lens.




  
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Feb 23, 2013 11:50 |  #923

mnphotos wrote in post #15643579 (external link)
Filter not needed. Here's a shot of a multi-vitamin pill which is about 3/4" long sitting on a cotton towel. Not the best shot since I did it quick and hand-held with a SS of 1/30 of a second with unsteady hands (I'm getting old and shaky ;)). This was taken with the new version of the lens.

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Still nice I appreciate that. B&H gave me a deal I couldn't pass up on for this lens first part of January. I knew there was a new one coming out but I took their offer. Haven't had time for shooting much as most of mine is outdoors and our weather has been hideous.


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Feb 23, 2013 11:55 |  #924

Marco315 wrote in post #15643652 (external link)
... Haven't had time for shooting much as most of mine is outdoors and our weather has been hideous.


Same here. I'm also mostly an outdoor shooter and Minnesota winters last way too long for me.




  
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Feb 23, 2013 12:21 |  #925

mnphotos wrote in post #15643663 (external link)
Same here. I'm also mostly an outdoor shooter and Minnesota winters last way too long for me.

Yep, have shootitis today. I'm in South GA where the weather is suppose to be mild but its been really wet and cool this season.


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Feb 23, 2013 12:25 |  #926

BTW, if anyone is having focusing issues with their 17-70, have it calibrated by Sigma. Sigma has the best customer service in my opinion. I took mine there for two separate issues. Backfocusing the a noisy af squeal. Fixed them both in less than an hour. I am a Sigma fan for life


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Feb 23, 2013 12:30 |  #927

ian_socool wrote in post #15643744 (external link)
BTW, if anyone is having focusing issues with their 17-70, have it calibrated by Sigma. Sigma has the best customer service in my opinion. I took mine there for two separate issues. Backfocusing the a noisy af squeal. Fixed them both in less than an hour. I am a Sigma fan for life

That's good to know considering all of the Sigma bashing that's been going on here lately.




  
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Feb 23, 2013 12:36 |  #928

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That's good to know considering all of the Sigma bashing that's been going on here lately.

While I was at Sigma in New York, they let me take the 30mm for a spin. My Canon 50mm 1.8 is so for sale now. That **** is bad. Sigma knows their lenses have issues and are so willing to adjust the issue but of course people just talk and complain but do not send their lenses back from what I read. If you lived near a service center the repair is almost instaneous


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Feb 23, 2013 12:49 |  #929

ian_socool wrote in post #15643744 (external link)
BTW, if anyone is having focusing issues with their 17-70, have it calibrated by Sigma. Sigma has the best customer service in my opinion. I took mine there for two separate issues. Backfocusing the a noisy af squeal. Fixed them both in less than an hour. I am a Sigma fan for life

This is my first Sigma lens so far so good. Thanks for the heads up.


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Feb 23, 2013 12:50 |  #930

ian_socool wrote in post #15643772 (external link)
While I was at Sigma in New York, they let me take the 30mm for a spin. My Canon 50mm 1.8 is so for sale now. That **** is bad. Sigma knows their lenses have issues and are so willing to adjust the issue but of course people just talk and complain but do not send their lenses back from what I read. If you lived near a service center the repair is almost instaneous


I also have both of those lenses and for sure the plastic fantastic (50mm f1.8) would go long before I got rid of the Sigma 30mm. I love using the Sigma for indoor family gatherings.




  
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