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My Cheery Tillandsia in the Coconut Shell

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    Can you post a photo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Jenn - Depending on how "macro" I want to go, I use my Nikon D300, with an 18-100mm zoom for flexible shooting, but I use an AF Micro Nikkor 60mm fixed focal for getting closeups on plants that I can get close to. If I'm in the Orchid Conservatory, I might use my 105mm fixed focal for macros from a further distance. The 60mm lens is really fast 1:2.8, and the glass quality is superb. Requires a tripod, however, so it's a bit of a project.
    Oops - I should have said that it's an 18 - [B]200mm[B] zoom lens - my typo - it's a pretty hefty piece of glass - I'd love an 18-300, but I doubt I could manage its weight very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Oops - I should have said that it's an 18 - [B]200mm[B] zoom lens - my typo - it's a pretty hefty piece of glass - I'd love an 18-300, but I doubt I could manage its weight very well.
    Hmmmm...I have an 80-300 zoom that I very rarely use. It's a slow lens, though. Even all the way open it's at f/4.5 or something like that (it's been a while since I picked it up, so I'm not 100% sure on that f-stop number). I've seen some new lenses on the market that have HUGE spreads...they are supposedly lighter than a regular 18-300, too...I'm pretty sure the one I'm thinking of was a Tamron. It was being marketed as a sort of "new breed" of lens that was light and portable but still had major professional capabilities. I was considering getting one as an all-purpose lens that would pretty much cover me in any situation, since I often do on-location shoots, but as I RARELY need the 300 zoom, it just seemed like a lot of bulk to carry around unnecessarily. My camera is heavy enough on its own...adding a bulky lens would kill my back if I were walking around with it all day, even if it WAS really light.

    I'll have to see if I can remember which lens it was I saw from Tamron...I have so many photo magazines piled up that it would be difficult for me to find the exact advertisement again, but perhaps I can find it online. If it's not too heavy, it might be a good choice for you. I have a Tamron wide-angle lens that I've been very, very pleased with. All the way open it's f/1:8, so it really sucks in a lot of light. That's the one I use with my spacer for macro work...it seems like an odd combination to use a spacer with a wide-angle lens, but it's the fastest lens I have, and adding the spacer cuts down on the available light, so I need something as wide open as possible. Except the down-side is that by the time I get close enough, half the time I end up sticking my lens in the flower. LOL!!

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    this is both a bromeliad and a tillandsia the flower is the blue and t6he pinkm thing is the scape or the spike I have hundreds of bromerliads and they are what led me to orchids

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    this is both a bromeliad and a tillandsia the flower is the blue and t6he pinkm thing is the scape or the spike I have hundreds of bromerliads and they are what led me to orchids love em

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