What lens should I use to get close focus?

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  1. jlnjca

    jlnjca TPF Noob!

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    I have a Nikon D40 with the standard lens. When I place the camera very close to the object, I could not get focus on it. What lens should I use to get focus when the camera is very close to the object?

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    Phranquey TPF Noob!

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    Do a search for "macro"....you will find a plethora of information on TPF.
     
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    I am not gonna correct Keith again, made that mistake once before...lol

    But if OP has a D40 with a standard lens, will a 58mm fit that thread?
     
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    boogschd,

    Is it Macro or Micro lense? All the lenses in the link you provided are "Micro". What is the difference in between?

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    No difference. Micro = Macro. That's just what Nikon calls it.
     

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