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    Also, get the Canon 50mm f1.8, it's the best bang for the buck at under $100. Mount that onto some Kenko extension tubes and you can go beyond 1:1 macro.
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    Thanks Larry for the suggestions. I'd like to pick up the 50mm canon lens for the heck of it. I don't know about the Kenko extension tubes. They are upwards of $200 almost. Are auto focus tubes really necessary? I'd rather spend $10 for manual focus on ebay.

    Considering I have no idea what I'm doing (been too sick to play much) I think this turned out fairly well with all auto settings, manual focus. This is with the Sigma 105mm lens.
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    Wow. Great thread. I have been camera hunting myself. I've been reading and reading reviews. I swore I'd never get another Nikon after my 8800 broke twice. (Personally I believe that model was defective but they never did a recall.)

    I loved my old film Canon FTB QL. I still have it but...the convenience of digital took over. So I think after reading this thread, I will forget considering the Nikons. I have heard good numerous comments about the T1i....so I might just give that another look-see.

    I have been cameraless for probably a year or more now but I must say, my iPhone does an amazing job considering its a camera phone. It's allowed me to at least capture some images (many posted on FaceBook).

    Thanks y'all!
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    Very nice macro Crissytal. I guess you really don't need extension tubes that allow auto focus. Most people use manual focus anyways when taking macro shots. If you mounted your Sigma 105 onto extension tubes, you'd get some incredible magnification!
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    Glad my thread helped you PlantAKiss!! From what I have seen, the Canon T1i is a great camera. I still haven't had much time to play with it (sad I know!) with everything I've had going on lately.

    I've never used Nikon, I'll admit I went on a whim when I chose Canon. I have the small A590 Canon point and shoot. I love it, but want to do more. I did hours of research before I went with the T1i model. Apparently a great feature it has is the ability to take high definition video. That's not why I got it though. I would certainly recommend the Sigma 105mm Macro lens as well if it is in your budget. If not, the Canon 50mm lens that Larry mentions also seems to be good. I've been doing some research on it lately. You can get it new for under $100.

    Here's another picture of my best friend taken with the Sigma:


    Full size photo can be seen Here.

    The Tamron pictures so far (I've used this lens only briefly, due to time) haven't been up to par with the Sigma. I'm sure it's due to me having no idea what I'm doing. It takes a little more skill to use it looks like .

    Larry, I just ordered a cheap set of extension tubes. I don't think I'll need the auto focus. I don't use it much as it is. Thank you for the recommendation!

    I'll post some more pictures and some comments when I get some more time this week to learn about my camera. I've probably put in a whole 30 minutes since I've had it.

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    The awesome "nifty fifty" is on sale at Amazon right now.
    http://www.amazon.com/Canon-50mm-1-8...2715037&sr=1-1
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    Thanks for the link Larry. I've been really considering this lens. The price is also great. What do you think about the lens?
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    Fantastic camera kit there Crystal. I got my Nikon as well. I totally love it. I also invested in a dedicated 500$ Nikkor MICRO lens to go with it. It is totally worth it. Fantastic lens for the money. Astounding for taking sharp shots that are not at all possible with the kit lens. However, since it has no VR, I really need a tripod to use this correctly as I can already see image shake in this following image if you look closely.


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