Newbie Here.. Which Micro Lens to Start with?


tamama

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Hi Hi everyone.

Just bought a Nikon D7000 kit... I am very keen on taking micro photos on insects and flowers. Any Micro lens to start with? How about the Nikon DX Micro 85mm?

Thanks Thanks! =)
 

snowc

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Hi i think u need to get your term rite. It should be macro lens.........not micro lens.
 

snowc

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Oops.....my apologies. Didn't know about that......:embrass:
 

spree86

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Hi Hi everyone.

Just bought a Nikon D7000 kit... I am very keen on taking micro photos on insects and flowers. Any Micro lens to start with? How about the Nikon DX Micro 85mm?

Thanks Thanks! =)
85mm is a good range to start with, can get the 105mm if you want more close up. For a more affordable option, try the tamron 90mm macro
 

spree86

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Oops.....my apologies. Didn't know about that......:embrass:
Haha can see why you didn't know though, only nikon calls it micro, not sure why they name it differently from the rest of the market.:bsmilie:
 

hkingx

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Hi Hi everyone.

Just bought a Nikon D7000 kit... I am very keen on taking micro photos on insects and flowers. Any Micro lens to start with? How about the Nikon DX Micro 85mm?

Thanks Thanks! =)
hi TS, you can try tamron 90mm macro 2.8... not a bad lens too , worth the price you paid...
 

tamama

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Thanks everyone. I feel so supported in this forum. I got so many answers within a day. =) I do a bit of reading and I have decided to go for budget lens and flash.

I may be getting Tamron 90mm macro and nikon speedlight sb-600. I heard there is a promotion coming for this light soon from ms color. =)

However, I looked at people's photo on Nikon DX mirco 85mm. The boket effect is so much more comfortable to the eyes, however, I am not sure if it is as sharp as the tamron lens. Both of these lens are at similar pricing. I am still a bit undecided from time to time. haha...
 

deeaddario

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Sigma 150mm f2.8 pretty sharp.. :). I never regret buying this lens on my 300s
 

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