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BillinBoston Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Mar 2012Wed 14-Mar-12 02:43 AM
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"D60 Macro capabilities?"


Hyde Park, MA, US
          

Hi,

I own a D60, a Nikkor 18-55mm 3.5-5.6G AF-S DX, a Nikkor 55-200mm 4-5.6G AF-S DX, a Nikkor 300mm F4D AF-S. and a TC 14E II 1.4x.

When doing previous macro work, especially for butterflies, I used a film camera Pentax ZX-7, a Pentax 50 mm 1.4, and a Vivatar 2x macro teleconverter. I was extremely happy with the results of that rig. But I would prefer to stay away from film, and use my D60 as a starting point for a new macro set-up.

I need advice as to what lens set-up with my D60 will be as effective, if not more so, than my old Pentax rig.

Does someone make a conversion ring to put a vivatar lens/pentax base on a D60? Conversely, are there other options for cheap money? Like a Vivatar 2x macro teleconverter with a Nikon base? Or bypassing the macro-teleconverter entirely, and using a a Nikkor prime? I can live with VR or no Vr. I can also live with AF-S or manual. I'm still pretty new to Nikon lenses, so the more specific you can be, the better. I would also be very interested in seeing some posted butterfly photographs of yours that used a D60 and a specific Nikon rig.

Thanks,
Bill

  

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