A&P Macro photography gear - recommendations?

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  1. Astro

    Astro Code Monkey

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    I'm thinking to try my hand at macro photography. I have a Nikon D80 with a couple zoom lenses.

    I found this page: http://www.nikonlinks.com/unklbil/macro_adapter.htm

    Any recommendations on quality versus functionality and price? The diopter looks the easiest to work with and cheapest, although I'm not sure about the quality. A macro adapter ring looks interesting as does the lens stacking. I wouldn't mind trying them all, but price and availability is a factor.
     
  2. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    I just got the 90mm Tamron 2.8 macro for my Nikon D80....

    It's ridiculious!

    Check out my 'quick' thread for 2 samples. more coming tomorrow when I get back to work...
     
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    Ah! I checked out the pics. That's a nice lens!

    I'm not sure I'm ready to invest that much into a lens though. I'm looking to keep this under $100 if possible. The quality of those pics are impressive. I may need to reconsider...
     
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    I have a lot more that i'm gonna post tomorrow AM. I've been shooting with it all weekend, but forgot my card reader and usb2 cable in my office on Friday...

    This thing is amazing at macro AND portraits... So it's like getting 2 ridiculiously good lenses in one...
     
  5. Fucker

    Fucker out of the fast lane, bitches

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    dedicated macro lens, ring-lite, tripod.
     

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