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I am lucky enough to live in a city which is near several beautiful public gardens. It provides a wonderful way to spend the day as well as make photographs. It would seem that there are many who agree with me from counting the many cameras hanging from other people’s necks.

Many people only think of Spring as the ideal time to visit a public garden. However, if the gardens in my community are any indication, it’s worth a visit anytime of the year. Here are some tips to make the most of your time, especially this summer season.

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I have a deep passion for macro photography. When I got into DSLR photography, I bought the 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro to multitask as my zoom and my macro lens. Lately though, I wanted a more specialized lens for macro photography. With the 70-300mm I have to zoom lens all the to the widest focal length, then switch to macro mode, etc. With the Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro, I don’t have to do that. This is why I chose to test it out. So does it make the cut for my photography?

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To test the close-up abilities of the Panasonic G2Micro Four Thirds camera, I screwed on the Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 Aspherical MEGA OIS Lensand went to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The lens was also designed by Leica. There I found that the camera can be coaxed into taking some remarkably sharp shots, but getting good color out of it requires a bit of post-shooting raw file manipulation.

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One thing that I have I’ve learned in photography is to always carry a zoom lens. If you shoot photos for fun or you get paid for creating compelling photographs, you will find need for a zoom lens. There are spots you just can’t reach and things you cannot get close to. A zoom lens will afford you that opportunity. Though my Nikon 35mm F1.8 remains my favorite lens and is almost always on my D90, the Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro is by my side often now.

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