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    Macro Lenses for Nikon

    Curious what my fellow Nikon users are mounting up for macro shots. I only have 1 lens that is dedicated and that is the 60mm f2.8 Macro and at times i have a hard time with it hunting for the spot using auto focus. Yes I should do manual
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    Re: Macro Lenses for Nikon

    I got a Sigma 105/2.8 - good for macros and portraits

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    Re: Macro Lenses for Nikon

    I use extension tubes on my 50mm f/1.8. Switch to manual focus.



    Been looking at dedicated macro lenses though, so following this thread with interest.
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    Re: Macro Lenses for Nikon

    I have the 105 f2. 8
    I was told, manual focus, tripod, remote shutter for the macro shots. Still difficult for an amateur lol


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    Re: Macro Lenses for Nikon

    The 60mm is hard to beat but for really cool stuff use a bellows and an adapter to mount the lens backwards.

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    Re: Macro Lenses for Nikon

    Focus stacking FTW
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    Re: Macro Lenses for Nikon

    Quote Originally Posted by ZENNON View Post
    Focus stacking FTW
    But you still need to take the shots in the first place...
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    Re: Macro Lenses for Nikon

    I have the 105mm VR - got it used on Craigslist and was very disappointed in its performance on watches.
    It has a distracting amount of chromatic aberration.
    I have since learned that this is common (1 out of 100???) flaw found in this lens.
    If you buy one new and it has this problem, Nikon will replace it.

    Here's an illustration - the edges of the white print on the far-side of the dial are bluish-yellow and the near-side are purple.

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    It's a great lens otherwise.
    The VR is life-saver for me.



    If you get your camera on a tripod, sometimes it's a lot easier to move the watch instead of changing focus.

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    Re: Macro Lenses for Nikon

    I just recently got into macro photography, as my wife started a small business and needs high detail pics of very small objects she produces. I got a Nikon Micro‑Nikkor Macro 40mm, f/2.8 to go on her D3300. It's great for this kind of work, and also makes an excellent portrait lens.
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