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Old Apr 26, 2004, 4:48 PM   #1
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Default macro help for D70

I recently bought the D701 kit with the 18 -70 MM lens.

I would appreciate advice as to what extension tube, bellows or what to use to get closer.

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Old Apr 26, 2004, 7:46 PM   #2
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Not sure with what you mentioned wil help with the lens that you have. The most simple way is to purchase a Nikon AF-D 105mm F/2.8 macro lens...
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Old Apr 27, 2004, 1:16 AM   #3
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I recently bought the D701 kit with the 18 -70 MM lens. I would appreciate advice as to what extension tube, bellows or what to use to get closer.
When talking about macro, one must have the magnification (or reproduction ratio) in mind. The easiest and cheapest way is to use close-up lenses (e.g., Nikon's $5T +1.5 and #6T +2.9); however, it won't provide you with high magnification with your 18-70 lens. The Kenko tubes can do AF; but, quality would not be good for a zoom lens plus extension tubes combo. As for bellow, as far as I know, there is no Nikon bellow accepted by the D70. There is another option: reverse lens. More precisely, you can buy a cheap Nikon 50mm F1.8 for about $100 and reverse it on a telephoto lens, or use it with the Kenko tube to preserve AF and AE. This is perhaps the cheapest viable way to go. See here for the lens reversal discussion: http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...ic.php?t=15584
http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...ic.php?t=17817
For magnification, see here http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam...ification.html For Kenko tubes, see here: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...19&Submit.y=11

The only remaining option is the use of a micro lens. In macro photographer, getting closer is NOT always the way to go because different lenses of different focal lengths can produce the same magnification with different working distance (the distance between the lens front end and the subject). The cheapest one is the Sigma 50mm F2.8 micro and the most expensive one is the Nikon 200mm F4 micro. Both can get you 1:1 life0size magnification.

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