? Nikon Lens to buy - Macro & Tele

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  1. ermetekos

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    Hey all,
    i have a D50, and i want to buy a lens that can be used both for macro photography, plus to have a good telephoto ability.
    And preferably in the 1000 dollars or euros range.

    Is there a lens that fit me?


    best
     
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    thank you very much for your reply Steph
     
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    Nikon has a 105mm micro and a 200mm model. I can't tell you what prices are in Europe but both lenses perform very well.
     
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    Another option to consider if you don't want a dedicted macro would be to get a set of extension tubes. They could be used on all your lenses.

    I would still go for a dedicated macro though. I've got the 105mm AF Micro Nikkor and the VR version and they are excellent lenses.
     
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    Shouts out, to all who replied


    so a quick sum up in the 1000$ range:


    - Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX DG APO Macro $799.00


    Filter Size 72mm
    f/Stop Range 3.5-32
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.5' (46 cm)
    Magnification 1:1
    Angle of View 13.7 Degrees
    Groups/Elements 10/13
    Tripod Collar Yes
    Length 7.1" (182mm)
    Maximum Diameter 3.2" (80mm)
    Weight 2.1 lb (965 g)

    -105mm AF Micro Nikkor Lowest Price: $759.95

    Filter Size 62mm
    f/Stop Range 2.8-32
    Minimum Focus Distance 1' (0.31 m)
    Maximum Magnification 1:1
    Angle of View 23°
    Groups/Elements 14/12
    Tripod Collar No
    Length 4.6" (116mm)
    Maximum Diameter 3.3" (83mm)
    Weight 1.6 lb (720 g)


    -Nikon Telephoto AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D Autofocus Lens $ 359.95

    Filter Size 62mm
    f/Stop Range 1.8-16
    Minimum Focus Distance 3.0'
    Magnification 1:6.6
    Angle of View 28 Degrees
    Groups/Elements 6/6
    Length 2.3"
    Maximum Diameter 2.8"
    Weight 0.91 lb


    &


    -Nikon Normal Macro 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro Nikkor Autofocus Lens $ 399.95

    Filter Size 62mm
    f/Stop Range 2.8-32
    Minimum Focus Distance 8.8"
    Magnification 1:1
    Angle of View 39 Degrees
    Groups/Elements 7/8
    Length 2.9"
    Maximum Diameter 2.8"
    Weight 1.00 lb

    pricing from b&h

    Now that everything is down which one you think gets the votes?
     
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    ermetekos TPF Noob!

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    any recommendations?
     
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    1:6.6 Is not a macro, ignore that lens and pick from the other three. I have the 105mm Micro Nikkor, the AF model and I highly recommend it, although double check the details. There are 2 of these lenses. One is an AF lens and the other is the AF-S lens which is newer and has VR in it. Optically they are very similar, but the AF lens has been discontinued. I mention this because you labelled the lens AF yet the AF-S lens is the one with 62mm filter size, so make sure you know what you're getting.

    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1193/533225920_cff12621a3_b.jpg there's an example photo of 3 water droplets taken with the 105mm Micro Nikkor AF
     
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    Tokina 100mm macro and Tamron 90mm macro. Great lenses, well below the $1000 range.
     

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