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Old Jun 8, 2010, 11:45 AM   #1
BDD
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Default Macro Photography 101

Hello guys,

Just picked up my new Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VRII "micro" (don't know why Nikon didn't call it "macro") yesterday. Have yet to experiment with it.

Looked at some YouTube clips on macro photography. Some recommend using a tripod yet in other clips I saw users hand-holding and not using the smallest aperture. Some guys hand-holding used apertures like f/5.6. What do you guys say on this matter? Hand-holding vs. tripod (plus cable release or timer)? I mean it is a VR lens...

Do you need to always be 1 foot from the subject? Is there a maximum distance for it to work (beyond which it won't)?

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