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Old 06-26-2011   #11
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Thank you. I can see from other posts this could become addictive.
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Excellent, your lens has arrived!!

Don't forget that the lens is also an fabulous prime lens too, not just a macro lens.
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I was using a single focus point and maybe I need to try multiple on the pink flower. Lots to learn.

Yes! Macro is addicting.

Keep in mind that in MF, the focus point means nothing.

Personally, I find that live view is not the best for MF/macro. I think you can see the focus much better thru the viewfinder. In fact the only time I use LV is when the camera is tethered to a computer.
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Thanks for the input. I'll take a look again at live view vs the viewfinder. My first reaction was the 10x function of live view was an assist.
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It's possible that it is better for you - different strokes. If you are shooting indoors w/tripod, I can see it but if you are dealing with wind and/or moving the camera to focus as Brian suggested, the slow reaction of LV can be frustrating - for me anyway.


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