Nikkor 105mm micro VR vs. nikkor 60mm micro no VR

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  1. iknowdatalfabat

    iknowdatalfabat TPF Noob!

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    which one is better?
    I don't know my micro lenses and whether having a flatter focal length is better or what?
     
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    I don't know Nikon, but I debated between the Canon 60 f2.8 macro and the 100mm f2.8 macro. I've been very happy with the 100 because I don't have to get quite so close to my macro subjects and it also is a beautiful portrait lens.
     
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    iknowdatalfabat TPF Noob!

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    which one is better?
    I don't know my micro lenses and whether having a flatter focal length is better or what?
     
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    iknowdatalfabat TPF Noob!

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    ok cuz yeah I'm not too sure. and I don't know if vibration reduction is necessary on a micro.
     
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    Not sure what you mean by a 'flatter' focal length, as for which is better, it depends on your needs. Both are opitically excellent lenses; the 105 will allow you to be back further from your subject, but costs significantly more. If you're doint a lot of insect work, and can afford it, I'd suggest the 105. If you do flowers, plants and things that don't run away and/or are budget concious, I'd say the 60mm.
     
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    iknowdatalfabat TPF Noob!

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    yeah I really wanna do insect work. so I guess I will save for that in the future. hhaa
     
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    I don't have any VR type lens, so I don't know how much it helps.
     
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    iknowdatalfabat TPF Noob!

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    I don't think Canon makes that anyway. I know Sigma doesn't.
     
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    Canon calls theirs "IS", but no, not in the 50, 60, or 100mm macros.
     
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    The 105 gives you shallower depth of field and longer working distance, the 60mm handles AMAZING, but working distance is 2 inches and no VR.

    Personally I'd take the 105 becuase the portrait length kicks butt on film.
     
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    2 threads?



    really?
     
  12. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nope! Changed that. Merged them into one only.
    There is no reason to start two threads on the same subject, other than it having been a mistake, which can be remedied ;). OK, iknowdatalfabat?
     

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