macro lens

13 years 1 month ago #30985 by Cyber geek
I would like to get into macro photography. I don't know what type of lens I should buy. but first I was thinking maybe I should rent the lens to see if I would like to shoot macro. I love looking at really good macro shots, but would I really love to shoot macro?

So can anyone recommend a good macro lens for my Nikon D40?


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13 years 1 month ago #30986 by Ohul8
Hey, I have a Nikon D5000. :cheer:
You could buy the Nikkor 85mm macro lens.


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13 years 1 month ago #30987 by Ohul8
Heck, I might as well just link the page so you can check it out yourself.

www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Camera-L...ofocus/Close-Up.page


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13 years 1 month ago #30988 by Cyber geek
Thank you ohul8. I'll check them out.


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13 years 1 month ago #30993 by Screamin Scott
Bear in mind that as you get closer to life size images, auto focus & VR become useless. Nikon even ackowledges this in the info sheet packed with the newer lenses. You might be able to save some money by getting an older AF macro lens as it will still meter with your camera even though they have no built in motor for AF functions. I use older manual focus lenses which won't meter either, but that is easily overcome. All of the macros in my gallery were done this way. Oh, & don't be tempted by zoom lenses with a "macro" feature as they are not true macro lenses, just close focusing & can't compare to a true macro lens....

Scott Ditzel Photography

www.flickr.com/photos/screaminscott/

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13 years 1 month ago #31024 by Rob pix4u2
I use a 100mm macro lens that is an older AF on my D90 and it works great

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13 years 1 month ago #31032 by crystal
I am using a Sigma 105mm macro lens on Nikon. So if you can't find what you like in Nikon macro lenses, check out sigma.
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