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Old 22-12-2008, 22:26   #1 (permalink)
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what to buy for macro lense ?

I have a D300 Nikon camera and want to buy a good macro lense for it, what would anyone recommend ? Are the Sigma lenses good ? I don't want to have to pay an arm and a leg, (you know) what's cheap, but good ? I have a Nikon 60mm macro, and am not that happy with how much magnification it provides, I see photos that are sharp and so incredibly magnified, how is that acheived ? thanks for any advice !
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Re: what to buy for macro lense ?

i have the sigma 105 macro for my canon and i cant complain i just got to learn how to control the DOF a bit more

there is some macro with it in my gallery not many but...

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Re: what to buy for macro lense ?

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I have a Nikon 60mm macro, and am not that happy with how much magnification it provides, I see photos that are sharp and so incredibly magnified, how is that acheived ? thanks for any advice !
Pretty sure that the Nikon 60mm macro is a "true" macro (one that gives at least 1:1) and, if that is the case, you won't find a larger magnification from the standard macro lenses. Some will add tubes to their macro (or other) lens to achieve greater magnification

Sigma-wise, I use the 105mm and 150mm and both achieve very acceptable results, as does the Nikor 105mm Pixalo Photographic Equipment Reviews - AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED - It's worth mentioning that tho' it has VR, this has very much reduced function at macro distances - but of course VR works extremely effectively when used as a 105mm prime lens
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Re: what to buy for macro lense ?

thanks to both of you ! Looks like I wouldn't get any better shots buying a Sigma 105, as compared to my 60mm macro, so I can save my money, I should instead look for tubes, thanks for that advice ! I hate spending money and not being any happier ! I used to have tubes with my cannon camera back in the days of film, and I remember getting some good shots.
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