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    Help? Which Lens?

    No pics in this one, lol. I don't belong to any photog forums, so I figured I'd ask here.

    I'm trying to take some good super close pics of my watches. I've been told I need a "macro" lens. I figured I'd go to the other WIS photogs and see what you guys use.

    I have a Nikon D40 and I was hoping someone could recommend a good lens. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Help? Which Lens?

    look at the nikor 60mm macro.

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    Re: Help? Which Lens?

    I used a Sigma 150mm f2.8 for close ups.

    It's relativitely cheap and super sharp. Great tele lens for long distance photography as well.

    A tripod is essential.

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    Re: Help? Which Lens?

    A great allround macro lens that i have used on a d40 - but only man focus...as thi slens doesnt have a SWM (silent wave motor)built in

    Its the Tamron 90mm F/2.8 DiII lens...
    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/R...ns-Review.aspx
    its good and a damm sight cheaper than the Nikkor 105
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    Re: Help? Which Lens?

    Thanks for all the info everyone! I will look into everything that was posted.

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    Re: Help? Which Lens?

    The Nikon 60mm f2.8 is a fine lens but it will not meter with the D40. The 105mm f2.8 is the best choice but it's big bucks.
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    Re: Help? Which Lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlipKid View Post
    The Nikon 60mm f2.8 is a fine lens but it will not meter with the D40. The 105mm f2.8 is the best choice but it's big bucks.

    I thought it would meter with the D40, just not autofocus that lens. I'll try mine on my sister's D40 and see if it will. But in macro photography manual focus is a better option anyway. I have never used autofocus for a close up with my 60mm macro.

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    Re: Help? Which Lens?

    i'm selling my 35-70 2.8 macro . ... a 50 mm 1.8 would do fine for you .

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    Re: Help? Which Lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by yamahaki View Post
    look at the nikor 60mm macro.
    I have this same lens on my D80:

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    Re: Help? Which Lens?

    Nikkor 60mm f/2.8. It's not just for macro...fantastic len's all around.



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