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Old Nov 16, 2004, 12:42 PM   #1
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Looking at getting a macro lens ...looking at Nikon 6T ... any recommendations?

Experiences ... what are you people using?
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Old Nov 16, 2004, 1:12 PM   #2
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It pretty much depends on the diameter of the adapter you are using. If you already have a 62mm adapter, the 62mm nikon 6t for $47 is the best price. If you have not purchased an adapter to replace the cumbersome stock adapter, your best bet is to get a 52mm raynox rt5264p apapter ($16)and a 52mm nikon 4t ($30 - same quality as 6t).
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Old Nov 16, 2004, 2:06 PM   #3
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I have the 62 mm adapter coming from Ronjin. How do I get as close as possible lens wise to the object ...say ...a bee, butterfly,etc
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Old Nov 16, 2004, 5:32 PM   #4
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How do I get as close as possible lens wise to the object ...say ...a bee, butterfly,etc
Actually the largest magnification occurs at about 3x rather than 1x. You are a bit further away (well I'm alergic to bees) but the zoom overcomes that. Beyound 3x the minimal focus distance overcomes the zoom. I've been told that the best is really 2.8x, but I can't measure that.

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Old Nov 16, 2004, 5:55 PM   #5
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I have the 62 mm adapter coming from Ronjin. How do I get as close as possible lens wise to the object ...say ...a bee, butterfly,etc
Since you will be using a 62mm adapter, get the nikon 6t. This will give the fz20 macro capabilty throughout the zoom. At full 12x zoom with the 6t attached you will be able to focus on about 2.5cm (horizontally) from about 25cm away. See http://www.ishots.net/fz1-2faq/fz1macros.htm The information there pertains to all fz sereis cameras.
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Old Nov 17, 2004, 3:47 AM   #6
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where can I get the nikon 6T ,... I saw on ebay but it was an attachment lens what is the difference?
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Old Nov 17, 2004, 7:46 AM   #7
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The nikon 6t is anadd-on lens with 62mm threads. Google search for 'nikon 6t' to find suppliers and info.
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Old Nov 17, 2004, 5:05 PM   #8
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adorama.com and bhphotovideo.com both have the Nikon 6t for about $47
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Old Nov 18, 2004, 3:57 AM   #9
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FZ10+Nikon 6T for these bug close ups

http://www.wilkesworld.co.uk/closeups.htm



I tend to shoot at longer zoom ranges so that I don't have to get so near. Not that I am scared of the bugs, just scared of frightening them away
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lawrencew - these are absolutely amazing and gorgeous -- thanks!
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