A&P Need equipment recommendations.. V. MacroNikon

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  1. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    Looking for a good macro setup for my D80.

    I want to be able to take crystal clear, super sharp macro shots. All recreational, so I don't want to spend a million dollars if I can avoid it.

    Typical shots would be bugs, plants, textures, etc...

    thanks!

    PS - Here's my motivation: http://pishmo.com/macro/
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    reverse lens adapter for cheap macro shots
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    how's the quality with that? I've heard about it, never tried it out though...
     
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    Cobber Wanna touch my bunny hole?

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    extension tubes ... don't waste money on a macro lens till you have a set of tubes


    They are fucking great
     
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    Micro Nikkors are all very very good lenses that don't have to be used solely for macros (in fact, some regard them as 'too sharp' for portraiture, if there such a thing).

    the 105mm f/2.8 Micro (and its newer VR counterpart) is an excellent macro lens that you don't need to get too terribly close to the thing your shooting for 1:1 reproduction. The 60mm is smaller and more portable, but you have to focus a bit closer to get 1:1 - also a bad ass lens.

    Or get extention tubes. Personally, I'm still a fan of the lenses.
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    thanks hsubaru,

    those lenses are more what I was looking for, although they're expensive as hell.

    Back to the extension tubes for a second... Can I use them with my 18-70? Or will I need standard lenses for them?

    Also, they do affect the aperature, right? 2 stops? I might be thinking of something different, but i've never used these before...

    thanks!
     
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    Cobber Wanna touch my bunny hole?

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    if you have disposable money then by all means go with the lenses.

    Yes you can use them with your lens. I don't think the tubes effect your f stop (only cause there is no glass inside of them to restrict anything)
     
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    105mm VR lolz
     

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