Good Macro Lens to go with a D60

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  1. Onemarshboy

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    any suggestions guys?? I'm not looking to break the bank.

    Guess £500 would be my max budget.

    cheers

    Rob
     
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    How is the Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VR in the used market? With the D version you'd only be able to manual focus, but for macro work you'd be doing that anyway.

    Looks promising on KEH.com

    LN- $616.00
    EX+ $499.00
    EX $484.00
    BGN $429.00
     
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    Gud suggestion, thanks. I'll check out some reviews and UK prices for it.
     
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    Tamron 90mm di II f/2.8

    i bought it and, i must admit that i even use it as a walkaround lens. Its tack sharp, wont break the bank, and can focus closer than it can get! (<--- slight exxageration). Look into it
     
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    Hi sorry to but in on the thread:oops: but..... i too am looking for a reasonably priced macro lens, although for a D80. Can somebody please explain the minimum focus distance? Does this mean the lens wont focus any further away than this, or focus any closer than this to the subject?


    Cheers,

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    MFD (minimum focus distance) is the closest the lens can focus at. Any closer and it won't be able to focus. The lens will be able to focus out to infinity.
     
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    Eithr the Tamron 90mm Di II f/2.8, the new version with the in-built autofocusing motor in the lens, or the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX macro....both of those are very good macro lenses, with beautiful image quality and reasonable prices. I would stay away from the shorter macro lenses like the 60mm models simply because with those lenses, you must have the camra exceptionally close to subjects to get half-life sized or full life sized images, and that scares away many small insects,spiders, or bees and butterflies,and it also makes it difficult to light your subject when it is 75mm away from the front of the lens.
     
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    all good suggestions - thanks guys. The Tamron Di II f/2.8 seems v. reasonably priced. Will try and track one down in the shops to go and have a play!

    Dan - excellent video and a neat little trick to try out! I'll definitely give it a go and see what results i get!
     
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    The Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VR is a fantastic lens.
    I bought one last year for photographing jewelry, excellent results.
    The lens is also great for non macro work there is something special about this lens not just sharpness and colour but the images appear to have a 'life' I don't know how to explain it but I find myself using this lens all the time.
    UK prices are probably above your budget at the moment but I'd try and stretch to this lens if possible.
     
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    Is that Tamron 60/2 out yet?
     

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