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Old 11/19/2015, 01:25 PM   #126
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Can you recommend the best bang-for-buck Nikon on that list?
I have used several lenses, but my favorite is the Sigma 105mm f2.8. It's super sharp, fast to focus, and not super expensive (I guess that's all relative). Just my $.02


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Old 12/23/2015, 01:38 PM   #127
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Does anyone have experience with the tamron 100mm macro lens? I have seen good reviews for it but not specifically for aquarium coral photos


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Old 12/23/2015, 07:37 PM   #128
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Tamron makes a 90mm macro. It is very good.


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Old 12/24/2015, 12:10 AM   #129
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I apologize I meant tokina 100mm macro lens. My mistake.


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Old 02/18/2016, 04:05 PM   #130
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Hello all, I just bought my first DLSR, a Nikon D5500 w/ 18-55mm VR II kit lens and 55-200 VR II kit lens. I also ordered a Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 Prime lens. I was hoping that these 3 lenses would be the lenses that I would get the most use out of, but it sounds like I may be better served by also getting a macro lens. Is this thinking right, or would the 50mm lens do a good enough job?

It looks like the 50mm lens has a minimum focus distance of .45m or ~1.5'.


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Old 02/18/2016, 06:10 PM   #131
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Yes, for the close-ups you see here, you'll need a "true" macro lens.


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Old 08/09/2016, 12:55 PM   #132
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Old 03/16/2017, 06:49 PM   #133
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Blasto

I have been searching for some time for an nice, I believe 1:1 macro lens for my Nikon d90. I would love to be able to zoom like you did on that red blasto,on for an lens with that capability for my Nikon d90? Thank you
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I would say go for the IS version. Simply because you don't need to use your tripod anymore for shooting aquarium macros. With the IS lens, you are more able to shoot macros "on the fly". I've using one on my EOS 5D and I'm totally thrilled by it's stunning performance.

These were shot a couple of days ago, freehand.













A freehand shot of my bass guitar, pretty narrow DOF.



A freehand shot of a wild Capri lizzard, sharp and detailed.




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Old 03/17/2017, 09:15 AM   #134
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IMO:

Best=Nikon 105mm macro

next=Tamron 90mm macro

next=Sigma 105mm macro

I've owned all three at one point or another.


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IMO:

Best=Nikon 105mm macro

next=Tamron 90mm macro

next=Sigma 105mm macro

I've owned all three at one point or another.


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Old 03/17/2017, 10:16 AM   #136
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Old 03/17/2017, 11:54 AM   #137
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For the price, the Tamron is a great lens. On the 90, you can even go with an older model with the screw drive AF. It's a little slower at auto focus, but for most macros, you'll want manual focus anyway.


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Old 03/17/2017, 12:36 PM   #138
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Thank you sir, I truly appreciate all your help.


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Old 03/18/2017, 08:05 PM   #139
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Would love to find any of these 3 if someone has any of them available on this forum. Please message me if you do.


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Old 03/20/2017, 06:57 PM   #140
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whats a good bang for your buck for canon? I was looking at the canon 100mm macro and 60mm macro. At half the price, the 60 seems attractive. I will be using it mostly in my 6x2x2 tank and 4x2x1 frag tank. should i just go for the extra length of the 100? or will the 60 do?
Open to other options as well.
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Old 03/20/2017, 07:04 PM   #141
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Look into a Sigma 150mm macro awesome lens fort macro photography. I use it on my 5D.


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Look into a Sigma 150mm macro awesome lens fort macro photography. I use it on my 5D.


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Old 03/20/2017, 09:24 PM   #143
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Well I got mine used for half of that from ebay


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