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Old Jul 12, 2005, 7:40 PM   #1
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hi everyone,

i'm a begginer in DSLR, and i have a D70, and i'm interesting in portraiture and close ups.

my question is, what is the best lens that can give excellent results for both portraits and macros??

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Old Jul 13, 2005, 4:38 AM   #2
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For macro shots you need to buy a macro lens. There are several on the market the Nikon Micro 60 mm or the Nikon Micro 105 are top quality. I use a Sigma 50mm Macro, Sigma also do a 105 mm Macro. Tokina and Tamron also do a range of Macro lenses.

I'm not sure about portraits on a DSLR. For 35mm the recomendation was 70 - 100 mm as the best range for portraits. With the D70 crop factor I guess this would mean using 50 - 60 mm to get a similar field of view, but for depth of field you'd still want 70 - 100 mm.

I did a quick search and came up with this which suggests there's no simple answer for portraits.

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Old Jul 13, 2005, 9:38 AM   #3
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I have always used the 80/200 for years Nagasaki, especially for weddings, but the bokeh results with the new 70/200 VRIFED are outstanding. You can get far enough away and take the candid shots all at F2.8. I just adore that lens for portraits
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