New lens for product photography,Nikon D80?

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by SunnyHours, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. SunnyHours

    SunnyHours TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Hi,
    I have a Nikon D40 and D80...I am looking for a lens that would do fairly well in close-up (macro) photography and also regular photos...
    I'm not sure whether I could use a macro lens for regular "portrait" pictures...
    A fast lens would be a nice addition too ;)
    Debating between a Prime lens and a Zoom lens...
    I already own; a *astigmatic*(broken) AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED IF
    a AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6GII ED
    a AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED

    Thanks for your propositions!
    Fred (SunnyHours),
     
  2. dhilberg

    dhilberg TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    516
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Washougal, WA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Most macro lenses make great portrait lenses, especially ones in the longer focal length. Why not the Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 AF-S?
     
  3. TJ K

    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Messages:
    2,093
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Sunny South Florida
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    The 105 2.8 for sure! Does everything you want and is darn good at it. Unless of course you want something longer like the Nikkor 200mm f/4 macro lens.
     
  4. flea77

    flea77 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2009
    Messages:
    593
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Huntsville, TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Yep, the 105 2.8 rocks! It is faster and sharper than the ones you listed, and it will go full 1:1 if you like where the others won't even get close. I have the 2.8D and although it won't work on your D40, it will on your D80 and is a lot cheaper than the newer VR lens.

    Allan
     
  5. Dao

    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Messages:
    6,252
    Likes Received:
    418
    Location:
    St. Louis
    How small the product are you planning to take?
     
  6. SunnyHours

    SunnyHours TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    It's mostly linear light fixtures. (usually 4 footer fixtures)
    Lit and unlit light fixtures...also other stuff but that would be the main intent for the new lens...
    I'd be getting a Manfrotto 190PROB tripod with the Manfrotto 804 RC2 head...would the tripod support the D80 and ?
    if there are cheaper lenses that would do as good of a job as the Micro-Nikkor 105mm 2.8G...what about Sigma and Tamron?
     
  7. IgsEMT

    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,694
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    NYC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
  8. SunnyHours

    SunnyHours TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    After a lot of research I have come to either the AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED N (about 95mm in DX crop)
    or the
    Sigma AF Macro 105mm f/2.8 EX DG (about 160mm in DX crop)
    What would you guys pick?
    I'd be leaning a bit more towards the Sigma but the focal length bugs me a bit...
    Thanks for your opinions!
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

best nikon lens for product photography

,
best nikon lens fpr product photography
,
best nikon lens product photography
,
best nikon lenses for product photography
,
best nikon macro lens for product photography
,
lenses for product photography
,

nikon lens for product photography

,
nikon product photography lens
,

product photography lens

,
product photography lens nikon