needing some close-ups

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  1. robdavis305

    robdavis305 TPF Noob!

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    im wanting to get some really good close ups. the smallest lens i have is an 18x105. im shooting with a d90 and ive seen several micros on the market but am not sure what i need before i spend the money
     
  2. Jaszek

    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just make sure the macro you get is a true macro, which means it's 1:1 magnification.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    This is starting to really make me wonder. What's the deal with not using capitol letters. Shift key is broken? Lazy? Can't be bothered? It looks cool? :scratch:
     
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    How about these?
    $900 Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2.8G Micro VR
    $460 -60MIR Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro
    $479 Sigma 105mm f/2.8 Macro
    $400 Tokina 100mm f/2.8 Macro

    Here are a few reviews to get you started:
    Tokina AF 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D macro - Review / Test Report
    Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di SP macro (Nikon mount) - Lab Test Report / Review
    Sigma AF 105mm f/2.8 EX macro DG (Nikon mount) - Lab Test Report / Review
    Micro-Nikkor AF-S 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR - Review / Test Report
     
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    ... or extention tubes ... or close up filters ....
     
  6. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What's your budget for this as well as your intended subjects for these closeups.

    As you can see there is a range of options on the market at various prices - from high to low. Also the demends for different subjects change - if your shooting flowers and products your going to have different needs than if your shooting insects.
     

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