Macro for taking facial features


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Maraki

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Hi, can anyone suggest a good marco lens for taking facial features? Which would be better to work with? the nikkor 105 or 60? Wld the VR help alot or can i do without it?

Besides nikkor 105 or 60, hows the other macro lens, like from tamron, sigma and tokina?

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TMC

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any lens will work. if your model is comfortable with you being close, you can always use the 60mm.
 

Maraki

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thanks...but from ur experience which wld be easier to work with? Have u tried the tokina 100 mm one? how do u find it?
 

fotoudavid

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105mm nikkor lens, nothing beats it.
 

TMC

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I have only tried with the 105VR before. it is a good lens but like I said earlier, any lens would work. just how comfortable will the subject be and now close you want to be is the issue.
 

deckard

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since you are taking pic of skin and not insects, you can use 50mm and extension tubes. :)

cheaper option. :)
 

yyD70S

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Not into macro, not yet that is, but wouldn't a macro lens to "too sharp" for potraiture?


It's an alternative, of course, but I kind of think there're more suitable lens out there ... the AF 85mm f/1.4 or f/1.8, the 105mm / 135mm DC or even mid-tele zooms for that matter.
 

TMC

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TS wants to take facial features not portraiture. If TS wanted to take the latter, any lens will also do.
 

yyD70S

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Your point is noted. Thank you.
 

DeWei

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I recommend Tamron 90mm f2.8 Di macro, own it and it is very sharp. The price is only half of Nikkor 105VR.
 

tribal.snake

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if u r just looking at facial features, go for the 60mm micro.
should be able to get close enough.
VR well, that's subjective. dun help much since i would rather mount it on a tripod for macros.
 

erictan8888

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nikkor 105mm will be more versatile for other needs as well...
 

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