how will i choose a macro lens?

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  • WestEndFotoWestEndFoto Posts: 3,011Member
    @WestEndFoto how about adding the softbox you just ordered? Now that I remember I saw a photo on flickr with the same softbox and sb-910 of a flower shot. Thats what convinced me to order mine. The white flower above i used the rogue flashbender above camera if memory serves me well. Its ok but I would preffer the softbox for the controlled light.
    Good idea. Still en route sadly.
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,055Moderator
    The RC1 kit is very good but quite pricey. @proudgeek: What softener do you use with the RC1?

    "For someone with a D7000 on a budget, the 85mm f/3.5 or the 40mm f/2.8 (both DX lenses) would be a nice intro to macro shooting."

    Indeed.
    Always learning.
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,569Member
    The RC1 kit is very good but quite pricey. @proudgeek: What softener do you use with the RC1?

    "For someone with a D7000 on a budget, the 85mm f/3.5 or the 40mm f/2.8 (both DX lenses) would be a nice intro to macro shooting." Indeed.
    Agree with these comments. I just could not justify the RC1 and watched eBay for 2 months and never saw a good price for a used set.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • proudgeekproudgeek Posts: 1,422Member
    Spraynpray, it comes with a diffuser (as well as colored gels). It's a little pricey for what it is, but I've had a ton of fun with it. I didn't buy the full kit with the SU800 commander, since my D800 works as a commander.
  • tcole1983tcole1983 Posts: 981Member
    I will add the price has come down on the 105 last time I checked. I got mine refurbished for around $750 and you can get a new one for $734 on Amazon...probably a decent amount less used or refurbished. A steal IMO.

    Here is another one with the SB400
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    also SB400
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    and with just some lamps
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    D5200, D5000, S31, 18-55 VR, 17-55 F2.8, 35 F1.8G, 105 F2.8 VR, 300 F4 AF-S (Previously owned 18-200 VRI, Tokina 12-24 F4 II)
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,072Member
    I think the forum might have scared him off with too many options...
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,172Member
    lol he last message before this one was 2 years ago ! well it may be 2 years before he next speaks up ! :-) we may have seen the last of him for a while... :-(
    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
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  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,569Member
    lol he last message before this one was 2 years ago ! well it may be 2 years before he next speaks up ! :-) we may have seen the last of him for a while... :-(
    Too bad for the OP, this has been an excellent thread. The only good thing is that people looking for answers on this topic will find this tread.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,072Member
    edited September 1
    If anyone wants a primer on macro, Nikon of Canada has a nice video on it.



    This is a very recent video, as it talks about automated focus stacking on the Z6/Z7.
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    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
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