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Photographer Manuel

Sigma 70-300mm DG Macro

Hello Manuel,

I have a D5100 as well with a standard lens.

The tele-lens is a Tamron AF70-300 F/4-5.6 DI LD Macro 1:2 - so, quite similar, however, the D5100 requires a lens with build in motor to utilize AF.
For me, I do not trust AF for my type of shooting, so this manual operation is just fine for me. Now for the Macro function: I can switch to it between 180-300mm which gives me some distance from the subject which works like a treat as you need a sturdy tripod anyway (got an old Mamiya one, you could strap a donkey on it) and this requires some space = distance due to the spread legs.
As an additional measure use an achromatic (close-up) lens of very good quality, remember Macro equals (normally) crisp details.

Regards
Wolfgang
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Paul5228

Invitation to join an international photo blog

Dear Friends

I am based in London and am an MA student (though I admit a rather aged, post retirement one) at the London Metropolitan University. My current module is on Digital Photography and I have chosen as a project to set up a blog to act as a forum for photo-conversations between photographers from different countries. The URL is http://www.internationalphotoblog.co.uk but it is very much under construction, so don't be too critical!

My aim is to bring together photographers from pairs of countries that (to be tactful) have had a little bit of bother at some time. For example, I have asked an Israeli photographer and a Palestinian one to contribute. I tried an Iranian photographer but she was scared of being murdered if she took part, so I dropped that one. (I was going to pair her with Israel or the US). I would like to be in touch with a Greek and a Turkish photographer. You get the idea. I'm interested in any country that has had any problem with another (that means most, I guess).

I want to make it largely visual, so I'm asking for images, with a short title and a photographers name or web-name only. The images are emailed to me and I will post them. I'm doing it this way to keep tight editorial control, as I don't want it to get out of hand. Nevertheless, I undertake to post any reasonable photo. I though we could just start with photos of anything going on in your country. For example, the ones I put up are of craftspeople working in the UK. Nothing very political. However, as it goes on it could warm up.

I'll be running this for a maximum of 6 months only, so the commitment isn't open-ended.

Please get in touch if you are interested in joining in. My address is paulrobinsonphotography@gmail.com.

I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Regards

Paul5228
25.11.12, 21:53
Dear Friends

I am based in London and am an MA student (though I admit a rather aged, post retirement one) at the London Metropolitan University. My current module is on Digital Photography and I have chosen as a project to set up a blog to act as a forum for photo-conversations between photographers from different countries. The URL is http://www.internationalphotoblog.co.uk but it is very much under construction, so don't be too critical!

My aim is to bring together photographers from pairs of countries that (to be tactful) have had a little bit of bother at some time. For example, I have asked an Israeli photographer and a Palestinian one to contribute. I tried an Iranian photographer but she was scared of being murdered if she took part, so I dropped that one. (I was going to pair her with Israel or the US). I would like to be in touch with a Greek and a Turkish photographer. You get the idea. I'm interested in any country that has had any problem with another (that means most, I guess).

I want to make it largely visual, so I'm asking for images, with a short title and a photographers name or web-name only. The images are emailed to me and I will post them. I'm doing it this way to keep tight editorial control, as I don't want it to get out of hand. Nevertheless, I undertake to post any reasonable photo. I though we could just start with photos of anything going on in your country. For example, the ones I put up are of craftspeople working in the UK. Nothing very political. However, as it goes on it could warm up.

I'll be running this for a maximum of 6 months only, so the commitment isn't open-ended.

Please get in touch if you are interested in joining in. My address is paulrobinsonphotography@gmail.com.

I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Regards

Paul5228
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