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    Need recommendations on macro glass

    I am looking for a macro lens for my D90. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by myjohnson View Post
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    probably no more than 500

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    baller

    I'm still using a magnifying glass with my macro app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkenmetal View Post
    probably no more than 500
    Hmmmmm, there are a lot of options with that budget.

    I would get a dedicated prime lens that is macro/micro.

    The best of the best from nikkor is the 105m/2.8f. I have shot with this lens and it's beast mode! But at $800 it has a beast price too. High grade professional lens. If I get another marco lens it would be this.

    Next up is the tokina 100/2.8. I never shot with it but Ken Rockwell says is on the level of the 105m. for $500 bucks it fits your budget.

    A another good option that fits your budget is the 60mm/2.8. It's a sold lens but you really have to get up close and personal so you may lose some shots of like insects. This the lens I have.

    Don't forget the used market. I've seen the 105/2.8 used for anywhere between 400-600 depending on condition and seller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eklikewhoa View Post
    baller

    I'm still using a magnifying glass with my macro app.
    If it makes you feel better I have a D40 just collecting dust lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by myjohnson View Post
    Hmmmmm, there are a lot of options with that budget.

    I would get a dedicated prime lens that is macro/micro.

    The best of the best from nikkor is the 105m/2.8f. I have shot with this lens and it's beast mode! But at $800 it has a beast price too. High grade professional lens. If I get another marco lens it would be this.

    Next up is the tokina 100/2.8. I never shot with it but Ken Rockwell says is on the level of the 105m. for $500 bucks it fits your budget.

    A another good option that fits your budget is the 60mm/2.8. It's a sold lens but you really have to get up close and personal so you may lose some shots of like insects. This the lens I have.

    Don't forget the used market. I've seen the 105/2.8 used for anywhere between 400-600 depending on condition and seller.
    Thanks for the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by myjohnson View Post
    Hmmmmm, there are a lot of options with that budget.

    I would get a dedicated prime lens that is macro/micro.

    The best of the best from nikkor is the 105m/2.8f. I have shot with this lens and it's beast mode! But at $800 it has a beast price too. High grade professional lens. If I get another marco lens it would be this.

    Next up is the tokina 100/2.8. I never shot with it but Ken Rockwell says is on the level of the 105m. for $500 bucks it fits your budget.

    A another good option that fits your budget is the 60mm/2.8. It's a sold lens but you really have to get up close and personal so you may lose some shots of like insects. This the lens I have.

    Don't forget the used market. I've seen the 105/2.8 used for anywhere between 400-600 depending on condition and seller.
    which lens do you have the D or G

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    I got the D. Both AF on the D90 so that's not a big deal.

    Most reviews say the D's optics are better.

    I would only get the G if I was shooting with an old camera like the D40 or D60.

    All the macro shots I post on this site is from my 60mm/2.8f.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myjohnson View Post
    I got the D. Both AF on the D90 so that's not a big deal.

    Most reviews say the D's optics are better.

    I would only get the G if I was shooting with an old camera like the D40 or D60.

    All the macro shots I post on this site is from my 60mm/2.8f.
    cool thanks for the info

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