105 or 60 Micro for my D 90 ?


aloks

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Hi Friends
I am unable to take Macro Photos with my D 90 Kit lens and I want to purchase a Macro lens for Macro work and Portraits also, please let me know which one is better for my D 90 Cam , either a 60 Micro or 105 Micro lens ?

Thanks
alok
 

r0n1n

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if you're shooting insects, 60mm might be very close to the subject and you might scare it away. so get the 105 instead.
 

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I am also thinking of getting the 105mm f2.8 micro ... what other choices do we have?
I am using d700
 

Cowseye

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Tamron 90mm AF F/2.8 macro is a very good lens alternative. It's image is comparable to the 105mm. The disadvantage is that it's body extends a lot when focus to 1:1, by normal use it's ok but if you add additional attachment like a piece of raynox (it's a magnifying glass), you will scare of your subject as you will be too close.
 

spree86

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bethpapa74 said:
I am also thinking of getting the 105mm f2.8 micro ... what other choices do we have?
I am using d700
There's still the tokina 100mm and sigma 105mm as well.
 

aloks

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Hi
Is Tokina and Sigma good IQ wise ? and pricewise ? cheaper than Nikon Micro ?

Thanks
Alok
 

spree86

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Hi
Is Tokina and Sigma good IQ wise ? and pricewise ? cheaper than Nikon Micro ?

Thanks
Alok
Both are cheaper than the Nikon 105mm but more expensive than the Tamron 90mm. I'm using the Tokina 100mm, so far I've been quite impressed with the sharpness. Here's a sample pic.



You can see more samples on my flickr
 

daredevil123

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bethpapa74 said:
I am also thinking of getting the 105mm f2.8 micro ... what other choices do we have?
I am using d700
For fx 90mm will be too short. Try the tamron 180/3.5. Excellent lens. If you want Nikon, 200/4.
 

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