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    Crissytal,
    I just purchased a macro lens for for my camera a few weeks ago. I looked at the Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di 1:1 AF Macro Auto Focus Lens but went with the Sigma lens. Sigma Telephoto 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens. It has a high f-stop range (45) compared to the Tamron (32). When shooting macro the extra depth of field is nice to have.

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    Thanks elgecko. Do you happen to have any photos you've taken with this Sigma lens? I'd like to see how it performs if you don't mind.

    Are you satisfied with the quality of the pictures it takes? Are the macros sharp and clear?
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    Scotty.....95% of the time i run a Canon point and shoot the size of a deck of cards cause most the time out in the hills and river bottom im also toting a rifle so carrying the Canon 40D with its lenses is like carrying a second rifle, and most the time dont care to have the extra weight....actually i do have a rifle ready to hunt that weights less than my DSL-R camera and bag....that said, i do like running a DSL-R that Sx20 looks neat and would prolly do the majority of what a person would want but i already have the 40D....
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    I have the sigma lens. I use it with a Nikon D40. Auto focus doesn't work, due to the changes with the D40's mechanics. I like it though. I cant see using auto focus for taking really close up shots anyway. It also works nice for portraits. Will try to shoot some pygmy drosera when I get home. Tripod is an essential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post
    Will do everything a digital SLR will do for us, 99.5% of the time..
    great zoom range, great tele, great wide angle, excellent close-up capabilities built in.
    I used an SLR for many years until digital became ubiquitous. Since then, I've switched to using an Olympus point & shoot w/ decent macro capabilities. While I like the light weight & pocketability, I will be investing in a decent DSLR in the near future. Here's why:

    - quality of lenses
    - option of manual focus (ever try to take a pic of a bug on a weed stem with auto-focus?). Having the option of choosing what I want in focus with my macro shots (vs what the camera decides) would also be a really nice change...
    - variety of lenses. I really miss my 400mm (8x) telephoto for shooting wildlife. I have a 'gunstock' I made specifically to shoot birds & animals in motion. I have some interesting action pics of an osprey diving for fish in the Everglades that I can't imagine ever getting with a handheld or with a tripod. The macro lens everyone mentions would also be an interesting option...
    - controllable depth-of-field & speed. For many creative shots, having this ability is crucial.
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    I agree with you RL. I have gone through three point and shoot cameras in the last few years. I'm simply not satisfied them them. I have to fight the camera to focus on what I want; what I want usually never happens. I can't take decent photos of wildlife, even with 10x zoom point and shoots. The zoom is just crap simply put. So much more can be done with SLRs. Yes they are much heavier, perhaps difficult/time consuming to use, but it is worth it to me to take the kinds of photos that I want to take. Believe me, I've tried and tried with point and shoots. Point and shoots are NOT what I want .

    I'm looking forward to your photos Mach if you get the chance. I may be ordering my setup tonight. The lens I picked out is rated slighter better than the Sigma. I would like to see how well it performs before I go one way or the other (I've already done hours of research on the Tamron).

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    Thank you Mach!! Sigma it is .
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