A&P Macro Lenses V. Big Budget

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  1. ryan112ryan

    ryan112ryan New Member

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    Im looking for a Macro lense to take extremly close ups of small things, most often not moving

    Criteria:
    • mounts on nikons d70s
    • high quality close up shots
    • needs to have an F stop of 2.8 i will be shooting in low light
    • up to around $1300
    • any manufacturer
    ive been looking at the 105mm (D or G idk which one) or the 60mm D
    but i haven't heard amazing things about any of those
     
  2. eof

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    2.8 will not be enough DOF for most subjects

    What are you taking pictures of? If you answered a grain of rice this is a good idea...otherwise you need more light and a smaller aparture
     
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    Crossett New Member

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    :rofl: @ $1300 "big budget"
     
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    aww nga aww :o
     
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    gotta loce the nikon crew :greddy:

    in the canon we crew we atleast spread misinformation :o:
     
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    pretty big for a macro lens.
     
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    Taking macro shots of things in low light at 2.8? Don't understand your methodology, but if I had your budget and was looking for a good macro Nikon setup. I would go with the 105 2.8 or the new VR, SU-800, and the R1C1 Wireless Speedlight kit. Total for those pieces of equipment is just around $1300, maybe less if you go used on the 105 2.8, a little more with the VR.

    Haven't heard anything good about the 105 2.8? It's possible one of the sharpest lenses Nikon ever made, and a great portrait lens on top of its macro capability. I love it!

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...s&Q=&sku=410481&is=USA&addedTroughType=search

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...ls&Q=&sku=66988&is=USA&addedTroughType=search

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...s&Q=&sku=424744&is=USA&addedTroughType=search
     
  8. mojito

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    tamron 90mm, so sharp it'll cut you :noes:
     
  9. ryan112ryan

    ryan112ryan New Member

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    i forgot to mention i get 40% off on all lenses :o so close to $3000 retail (not bad for a college student) besides i don't think there is a macro lens that is above $1500


    ken rockwell rants that this lens sucks, the AF doesn't work well
     
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    ken rockwell sucks /rant
    Actually i have no experience with that lens.
     
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    You don't really need a long lens if you're going to be shooting a majority of stationary object. The longer it is the more expensive, but doesn't get any "closer". The Nikon 60mm F/2.8 is a VERY, VERY sharp lens. Alot of people including me have found its the sharpest lens they've ever used. Unfortunatly, I don't have much need for it anymore because I'm saving up for a tele. It's forsale, and in perfect condition. Message me if interested
     
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    Get a Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro. :x:
     
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    ryan112ryan New Member

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    i have a hard time beliving it would be better than a nikon lens
     
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    Oh, ok. :(
     

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