Macro lens for D40

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  1. Applefanboy

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    Does anyone know of a relatively cheap macro lens for the D40?
     
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    You may be able to use your current lens if you pair it with an extention tube or bellows setup. Typically people use these with a macro lens to achieve even more magnification, but they will work with any lens--allowing you to focus closer.

    Don't worry about losing auto focus since, it's nearly worthless in macro photography as well.

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    The only real benefit of a "true" macro lens is that they are very sharp.
     
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    "Cheap" and "Macro" don't really go together ;)

    You can get a Nikon AI Micro for around $100-$200 and manually focus and meter. Although, I'm considering using extension tubes as well.

    Will extension tubes and a 50mm AI prime achieve good results?

    True, but manually focusing on the 18-55mm kit lens is pretty awful.
     
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    That and they have a longer focusing thread - meaning easier focusing at the macro scale - though since a lot of macro is setting the focus and then moving the camera to gain focus its not too much of a bother.

    I would also ask just how cheap cheap is?
     
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    I was hoping for something around $300-$400. I forgot about extension tubes. Thanks for the quick replies.
     

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