High Power Zoom Macro

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  1. edouble

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    I am searching for a macro high power zoom lens for under $1000. Any suggestions? This will be mounted on my Nikon D5000. I have been researching this for awhile now but I want to hear what everybody has to say. This will be used as a multipurpose lens in fair/good lighting.

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    That's not a zoom though. True macros don't come in zooms....macros are prime...pick the focal length you want and go from there.
     
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    For example, this is a lens I have been looking at AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro; Tamron USA, Inc.
     
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    Macro Magnification Ratio 1:3.5 (at f=270mm, MFD=0.49m) Isn't Macro. It's close up but not macro. Macro is generally considered to be a 1:1 or larger magnification.
     
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    I am looking for a multi purpose lens with near macro focusing distances but also with zoom capabilities.

    I am also looking at NIKKOR AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
     
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    What would the Tamron Di-II 17-270mm f/3.5-6.3 VC, the Sigma DC 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 OS or the Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G VR super-zoom lenses do that your two existing lenses (AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR?) cannot do better?

    If you want to focus on closer subjects with your 55-200mm lens, you could add a set of extension tubes.
     
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    To suit my needs as a multi purpose lens. I would think the optics would be better with the Nikon 18-200 as well.
     
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    Thanks for the links, this is exactly why I posted. I appreciate other photographers advice!
     
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    Such lenses are almost impossible to design, Too many conflicting requirements.
     

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