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Old Mar 17, 2010, 4:07 AM   #11
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Hi,

I am owning a Nikon D90 DSLR and I am looking for a Macro lens. I have shortlisted following lens. Please suggest which one is good for me.

1. Nikon 85mm f/3.5G AF-S DX ED VR Micro Nikkor (this is a new lens)
2. Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di SP macro.
3. Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX DG APO Macro (1:1) IF HSM Digital AutoFocus

I am not a professional photographer. But I am very much interested for macro photography with a little money constraints.

Thanks,
Niranjan
I agree with looking at the 150mm Sigma as Jim mentioned and also the 105mm Sigma, this is the one I have myself. I chose it over the Tamron for the extra reach and no difference in cost (well where I got it anyway, not sure what prices you have).
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Old Mar 17, 2010, 4:12 AM   #12
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I've just merged your two threads so that there isn't confusion/doubling up and also moved it to the Nikon lens section
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Old Mar 17, 2010, 5:48 AM   #13
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Also of note if anyone is also into 'portrait' the Sigma 70mm f/2.8 is the sharpest lens on the market at this moment:
http://www.slrgear.com/reviews/showp...uct/964/cat/30

This lens has the lowest blur index corner to corner (check the slrgear graph against all others) which no other 50 or 85 lens can claim...
-> and why this lens is so popularly used in testing full-frame camera in most reviews !
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Old Mar 24, 2010, 1:10 AM   #14
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Just a note - the Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 has a clutch on the focusing ring. So it's similar to AF-S style manual focus.
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