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Robes Aug 24, 2008 1:29 AM

Hi All-

I'm anticipating buying the D300 yet feeling out what I need. I'm thinking the Tokina 11-16 2.8 along with either the Nikkor 70-200 2.8 or the Nikkor 18-200.

I want to shoot macro(insects/wildflowers). What would be a recommendation for lens here? Would any of the above work or do I need a dedicated lens?



rjseeney Aug 24, 2008 8:28 AM

For true macro work, you'll need a dedicated macro lens, that can go 1:1. The obvious choice is the 105 micro Vr. You could get the 60mm micro vr for a little less, but the reduced working distance makes lighting you're subject tougher. I happen to have the older 105micro, which is not Vr enabled (not that big of a deal for true macro work), which is still a high quality lens, and about 1/2 the price of the newer version. It does focus slower, but again with macro work, you're likely manually focussing anyway.

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