what macro lens?

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  1. RedDevilUK

    RedDevilUK TPF Noob!

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    im a newbie and want to do macro work, what lens or extension lens would you recommend? i am using a D80 with the AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm at the moment

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    Thats the best i think i can get with this lens :( i was thinking of getting some extension tubes...
     
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    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    if you can afford it the Nikon 105mm VR is stunning and the VR really helps when you haven't got a tripod with you.

    Sigma are very good also, the 105mm and the 150mm are cheaper than the Nikon but are still very sharp
     
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    You could start out with a set of extension tubes, kenko makes a decent set as well as the Nikon set. They will give a much higher magnification with your current lens.

    The 105mm VR Micro Nikkor is a great lens and I use it quite a bit. That being said if most of your work is done with a tripod (as most macro is) you might find a good deal on a 105mm AF Micro Nikkor.
     

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