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    Nikon options

    I have a D7100 (DX camera) and a 24-70 2.8 pro lens which is technically an FX lens. What are my options to get some good quality macro shots? Are there any adapters or am I looking at a dedicated macro lens? Any particular recommendations?

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    You could probably get close on the short side (24mm) but you will see the softness in the corners; actually that lens is supposed to be really nice so maybe not. I think you got enough pixels to crop a nice close up and you can also crop in the camera.
    A 55mm manual micro is fairly inexpensive (what I got), but if I was going to get serious I'd opt for the 105 micro (for DX).
    I was thinking about the 105 but I'm done with my macro phase and the 55 2.8 is enough for me.
    Again don't forget about using the crop in the camera, it helps when you want to get close(r).
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    Doesn't cropping in camera do the same thing as cropping in lightroom after the fact?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzakiel View Post
    Doesn't cropping in camera do the same thing as cropping in lightroom after the fact?
    To a certain extent. You lose pixels either way, but I think I would rather have the RAW file over a cropped JPEG.
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    I shoot in RAW only and keep all the files in Lightroom so they are never turned to JPG unless I export copies.

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    I will take a look at the 55. The 105 is my dream but pretty costly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzakiel View Post
    I will take a look at the 55. The 105 is my dream but pretty costly.
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    Want to buy Nikon D5300 as a entry level users. How it would be looks ?

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    How about Tamron 90mm?

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    I'd fully recommend a 105mm, but a friend of mine said he got some extension tubes to use on a 70 -200 2.8 and he got some really good results he does use a D4s though.

    Not the greatest shot but gives you an idea of the 105mm
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