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marglar Registered since 15th Sep 2009Tue 15-Sep-09 12:32 AM
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"moving from a p90 to a d5000 - "macro" pictures question"


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Hi everyone.

I had a p90 for a few months and LOVED it, especially how I could get within a few inches of a subject to take really cool close up images.

my p90 was stolen and I upgraded to a d5000 with a standard issue lens. I'm noticing even in close up mode, I can't get very close in to take really detailed close up shots any more.

I'm sure it is a flaw in my understanding. But, can anyone explain it?

Can my d5000 as it sits, compete with the p90 on those close up shots? Do I have to purchase an expensive macro lens to get the same thing I was getting with my p90?

Any enlightenment here would be MOST appreicated!

  

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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Tue 15-Sep-09 01:25 AM
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#1. "RE: moving from a p90 to a d5000 - "macro" pictures question"
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Welcome to Nikonians,

One of the features of a dSLR is the ability to interchange lenses so one can put on a special purpose or lens designed for a very specific task. So one does not have a single lens that does everything.

You can purchase:



The list is in the order of Image Quality and price.

You might also want to read the Close-up and Macro Photography article.

George
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marglar Registered since 15th Sep 2009Tue 15-Sep-09 04:26 AM
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#2. "RE: moving from a p90 to a d5000 - "macro" pictures question"
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Thank you!

  

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DreamInducedHaze Registered since 08th May 2009Fri 18-Sep-09 05:18 PM
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#3. "RE: moving from a p90 to a d5000 - "macro" pictures question"
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Forgive my lack of knowledge... how would you use a screw on lens of that sort? They almost look like a filter... would you put it on the end of your lens as you would a filter, or would you need an extension tube? I tried to use Google for help, but no such luck. =(

TL

  

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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Fri 18-Sep-09 07:43 PM
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#4. "RE: moving from a p90 to a d5000 - "macro" pictures question"
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They are filters and you screw into the front of the lens. The Canon 500D consist of 2 lenses and is considered the best auxiliary lens for this purpose.

George
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