I got a nikkor 50mm f/1.4D, but don't know if it's a "macro" lens. iirc I probably used a close-up filter for these. (its been a while- I actually forgot about the forum but found the app while browsing the app store and here I am again). The f/1.8 is usually much cheaper, but I wanted the option of that little extra. It is amazing in low light to say the least. I have to focus manually which *can* be frustrating but I've learned to be a bit more patient. I love what it does!!! My sisters new baby And this one was taken the first day I got the lens- focus is off a tad, but it was super low light in the back of an Irish pub. The lens is really fast and clear in low light.