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kayrodgers Feb 8, 2014 12:41 PM

camera illiterate looking for a lens for my girlfriend
HELP, please!
I am looking for a macro lens for a Nikon D70 camera for my girlfriend. She makes and sells jewelry and needs to get good pics. I know ZERO about cameras, but her birthday is coming up and I want to buy the lens for her.
Can anyone suggest a good model to look for?

socalbirdman Feb 8, 2014 2:06 PM

My suggestion is the Niko 40mm f/2.8 macro. Can be had on EBAY for around $280

TCav Feb 8, 2014 5:02 PM

I don't know what kind of setup your girlfriend has for taking photos of jewelry, but she should also have a good light box/tent. A good light box/tent. Depending on the type of jewelry, she might need different macro lenses. For instance, rings or ear rings/studs might do better with a longer focal length, while broaches or necklaces might work better with a shorter focal length. The Tamron 90mm f/2.8 might be a good choice for smaller pieces, but the Nikon 40mm f/2.8 that socalbirdman mentioned might be good for larger items.

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