Help find a lens

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by Tyguy35, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. Tyguy35

    Tyguy35 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2013
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Hello, I am looking for a lens to take into the jungle with me for photos of frogs and small snakes as well
    As larger bugs.
    When I went the first time I took an 85mm (friends) on a full frame which obviously leaves a circle on the photo. I was hoping to find a lens I could get close for quality of photo since a lot of shots are at night but I can still fit the body of the subject. Any ideas. I'll post a few example of shots I want to redo with a better lens.


     

    Attached Files:

  2. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

    Top Poster Of Month

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    43,252
    Likes Received:
    16,482
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro macro is a good value macro lens. sm4him, a TPF regular member, has the Tokina 100mm and we've seen some lovely images from her using that lens. The Tamron 90mm f/2.8 AF-SP Di is another good value macro lens (I own an earlier version of it). Both of those are designed to cover the full 24x36mm frame size; I am supposing the 85mm you used was your friends DX-Nikkor lens, since there are very few DX-only macro lenses.
     
  3. Tyguy35

    Tyguy35 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2013
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    what about the 60mm? I just don't want to lose the quality of getting up close. although some things i can't get to to close to anyways.
     
  4. Solarflare

    Solarflare No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 24, 2012
    Messages:
    2,801
    Likes Received:
    374
    I would recomment the AF 200mm f4D micro for that one, actually.

    Reason: you really want to keep a respectful distance to potentially very poisonous jungle frogs and snakes.

    Quality is extremely not an issue with said lens, price however is a whole different matter.
     
  5. jaomul

    jaomul Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2011
    Messages:
    5,662
    Likes Received:
    1,525
    Location:
    Cork Ireland
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    60mm macro means you need to get closer. This is probably not great for creature shots. 90-100mm as said above are better, that 200mm may be great but may be harder to handhold
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  6. goodguy

    goodguy Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2012
    Messages:
    5,555
    Likes Received:
    1,120
    Location:
    Toronto Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    If you can afford it then Nikon 105mm 2.8G Micro VR is probably one of the best macro lens in the market today.
    Another option is the Nikon 105mm 2.8D Micro which is the model that came before the newer "G" version, it also is an excellent lens.
     
  7. Tyguy35

    Tyguy35 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2013
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit


    I'm not to afraid of getting closer. I just want to get the entire subject in the shot especially if it's a viper striking its prey. I'll look into those lenses.
     

Share This Page