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I have finally decided to purchase a macro lens. So far I'm looking at the nikkor 40mm f2.8g and the 85mm f2.8g. Which lens should I go for?

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post #2 of 18
I would go for teh longer focal length. I got a 100mm and I still wish it were longer some time lol. Can you look onto the 105mm?
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AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Bit pricey but awesome
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Wow, ~900 I'm glad I went canon lol
Edited by Sean Webster - 10/9/11 at 11:11pm
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180/3.5 tamron/sigma
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180/3.5 tamron/sigma
Can't find the sigma 150mm.
Is this the tamron one?
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yes sir, that would be the tamron.

and i guess sigma discontinued the 180 for the 150/2.8
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yes sir, that would be the tamron.

and i guess sigma discontinued the 180 for the 150/2.8
This would be my first macro lens and according to digitalrev the 40mm nikkor works great for a street lens as well...which was why I was consider it
Also, does macro photography always need to be on a tripod?
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kinda depends on what you are shooting. if you are shooting bugs or things that are skittish then you need a longer macro (100mm+). if you just plan to shoot product or inanimate objects then the 40mm is fine.

no not macro requires a tripod, but it does help to get that critical focus. somethings like bugs might be hard to shoot on a tripod (you can cheat a toss the bugs in a fridge to "hibernate" them).

i personally would buy the nikon 35/1.8 and a macro (180/90 tamron) just for the flexibility to shoot skittish things but it does get expensive.

if you really need a macro then just get extension tubes + a m42 50mm.
Edited by mz-n10 - 10/9/11 at 11:43pm
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kinda depends on what you are shooting. if you are shooting bugs or things that are skittish then you need a longer macro (100mm+). if you just plan to shoot product or inanimate objects then the 40mm is fine.

no not macro requires a tripod, but it does help to get that critical focus. somethings like bugs might be hard to shoot on a tripod (you can cheat a toss the bugs in a fridge to "hibernate" them).

i personally would buy the nikon 35/1.8 and a macro (180/90 tamron) just for the flexibility to shoot skittish things but it does get expensive.
I was thinking about getting the 40mm 2.8 or the 85mm 3.5 along with a 35mm 1.8.
Now I might go with the tamron 180 along with the 35mm 1.8
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