which macro lens for d40x?

This is a discussion on which macro lens for d40x? within the Film Photography Equipment forums, part of the FILM PHOTOGRAPHY FORUM category; Looking to buying a great macro lens for my d40x , any recommendations? I would love to see example shots with your lens recommendation too ...


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    Looking to buying a great macro lens for my d40x , any recommendations? I would love to see example shots with your lens recommendation too ...


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    Well all this depends on your budget and the fact that the lens has to be an AF-S lens else you won't have auto focus which isn't a big loss as most macros should be manually focused anyway. The Nikon specific macro (or micro) lenses are:

    60mm f/2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor. $390.00
    105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor. $760.00
    200mm f/4D ED-IF AF Micro-Nikkor. $1,000.00+

    There some rated sigma AF-S lenses also

    One alternative and a lot cheaper is to get the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 prime which is a very good sharp lens plus some extension tubes or bellows.

    I have the 60mm Nikkor and here are the first shots I took with this lens back in July'07 http://www.photoforum.com/index.php?showto...45&hl=macro and some here http://www.photoforum.com/index.php?showtopic=9508&hl= however the 105mm Micro is a great lens which would give you full metering and has VR but at a price.

    So if you want to get into macro there are plenty of options and another inexpensive option is to get a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 and a set of Hoya close-up filters (=1, +2 and +4) - check this thread where I posted a comparison using the 60mm Micro and a 50mm prime with Hoya close-up filters http://www.photoforum.com/index.php?showtopic=19777&hl=


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