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Old 15-01-2010, 20:54   #1 (permalink)
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I like to take flowers close up i mostly use the Canon 70-300 the if need be crop do you think i would be better selling my 70-300 and investing in a 100mm macro lens
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Old 15-01-2010, 22:47   #2 (permalink)
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If thats all you do then the answer is yes.....start saving.....
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Perhaps investing in a set of extension tubes would sort you out, they'll allow you to focus closer to your subject when doing your macro work, and you get to keep your 70-300 for your other photography.

A set of automatic extension tubes will cost about £60 on ebay. ('automatic' ones retain auto focus, the cheaper ones mean manual focus only).
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Ideally aim for a macro but, as Sonsey suggests, tubes are a great way to start - I'll also add that whilst the 'auto' ones will allow autofocus, you don't need that as much as what they'll also give you: exposure control
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