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    Which type of macro lenses should a starter go for?

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    What camera are you using now?

    You can try out the Tamron 90mm or the Sigma 75-300mm.
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    Pardon my noob.. Is it supposed to be micro lens or macro lens? *blur*

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    currently im using a Nikon D80. using a 18-200mm lens

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    Quote Originally Posted by RxXxX View Post
    Which type of macro lenses should a starter go for?
    Depends on what you are shooting.
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    lets say insects and flowers. more towards flowers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RxXxX View Post
    lets say insects and flowers. more towards flowers.
    Thought for such close up shots, usually uses micro lens? Or I've got it wrong all these while? Jialat....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bored Dad View Post
    Pardon my noob.. Is it supposed to be micro lens or macro lens? *blur*
    Depends on which system - Nikon calls it micro, canon calls it macro. They mean the same....
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddyks View Post
    Depends on which system - Nikon calls it micro, canon calls it macro. They mean the same....
    OIC. Thanks for the explanation. But still, micro and macro means two different perspective altogether... how they classified the similarily for the purpose of close up shots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RxXxX View Post
    lets say insects and flowers. more towards flowers.
    budget ?

    $ <100 ,
    get a +4 closeup filter to try out first with your 18-200,
    this shld be more then enough for flowers

    $500-$700
    Tamron 90mm - good glass, not so good construction
    or Nikon 60mm - good for flowers, not tele enough for insects

    $>1k
    Nikon 105
    Sigma 150mm
    Last edited by sweeper; 25th July 2007 at 10:20 PM.

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    oh. where can i get the filter from? and what if i want to get a lens that is both usable for the macro shots of flowers and insects? which lens should i go for then?

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    I would suggest the Nikon 105mm then. Otherwise can try the Tamron 90mm or the Sigma 75-300mm lor. They are cheaper and quality is pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RxXxX View Post
    oh. where can i get the filter from? and what if i want to get a lens that is both usable for the macro shots of flowers and insects? which lens should i go for then?
    filters - check out the sticky thread on nikon price guide, all the shop there should sell , if they have stocks

    lens for both flower and insects ,
    2 popular lens
    - Tamron 90mm - value for $
    - Nikon 105mm - if budget allows, you would not regret this

    len focal range determines the working distance ...
    too short e.g. 60mm - easier to compose for flower, but not enough reach for insects
    too long , e.g. 200mm - vice versa , difficult to compose for compose floral

    suggest you try out first ... If your friend has ... borrow from them to try out

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    For flowers, a 60mm may be enough.

    But for most insects, you'd need at least 90mm and above to get decent working distance to prevent spooking them. As mentioned by the others, do try to loan one to test before you commit.
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