3 insect pics.. c&c welcome

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  1. ncstater1919

    ncstater1919 TPF Noob!

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    I was just walking around my neighborhood yesterday and i came across these various insects. shot with my D40

    Let me know what you think!

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    Thanks,
    -Spencer
     
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    I think you need a macro lens.
     
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    it may have been better to get the lens closer to the insect and try and get a bit more to their level instead of looking down at them. Were these shot in Aperture mode?
     
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    I know thats exactly what i was going to ask about because I was having to crop it and then sharpen it. what are your suggestions for macro lens?
     
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    Sorry, I'm a Canon shooter and don't know the Nikkor lens lineup. I think there is a 105mm micro lens that is kinda popular with Nikon shooters.
     
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    Except for the ladybug the other two were taken at their level. and no i need to read up on aperuture/exposure and such because i was messing with it yesterday and couldn't figure it out
     
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    I am actually about to get either the 18mm-105mm VR or the 18mm-135mm lens. I have been teetering between the two lens though..
     
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    Are those able to do macro/micro shots?

    I was thinking of this Nikkor lens: Nikon Telephoto AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR (Vibration Reduction) Autofocus Lens

    Nikon also has this Nikkor Micro lens: Nikon Normal Macro 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro Nikkor Autofocus Lens

    Sigma and Tamron also make a number of lenses that are macro/micro capable.
     
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    You might be able to use extension tubes with a lens you already have.
     
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    i have the sigma macro lens it work great for the price :thumbup:
     
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    Second one is great!
     
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    nikkor 105mm prime is the way to go for macro.

    For the best value/performance I'd suggest a used nikkor 105mm f4 ais manual focus + extention tube--you'll have to meter and focus by hand, but macro work is typically best done manually anyway. The f2.8 105mm micro is the most popular macro lens for nikon, but the f4 version is about half the $$ and the image quality above f8 is identical.
     

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