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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR NIKON CAMERA Nikon D5000/D3000 series (Public) topic #1338
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Floridian Silver Member  Tallahassee, Florida, US  Nikonian since 11th Feb 2007 Sun 14-Feb-10 10:16 PM
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>... I was getting good shots with my 18-55 using macro
>setting. But I think they turned out lousy so that might be
>the problem.

I doubt that's your problem, Nate. If you can frame the shot like you want it with your 18-55, I don't think a macro lens would give you better results. (Maybe more sharpness in the corners, though.)

Two problems you'll run into with macro is shallow depth of field, and the fact that because you're shooting so close to the subject any camera movement will be magnified and you won't get sharp images. The "solution" for the first problem is to go with a smaller aperture (for example, f16, or even higher), but even that may still leave you with too shallow a depth of field. The solution for the second is to shoot from a tripod using a remote shutter release to minimize camera shake.

Randy

  

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Reply message RE: Ready to move up from the kit lenses (D5000) JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.
13th Feb 2010
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Reply message RE: Ready to move up from the kit lenses (D5000) Donald Kahn
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Reply message RE: Ready to move up from the kit lenses (D5000) nateccnn
14th Feb 2010
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     Reply message RE: Ready to move up from the kit lenses (D5000) Floridian Silver Member
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     Reply message RE: Ready to move up from the kit lenses (D5000) km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography
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