I'm looking to get a Micro lens to replace the 60 I recently sold because I want more working distance. I'm looking at the 105 2.8D or 200 AIS. I know the 200 has the ever so loved tripod collar and more WD, but the 105 goes to 1:1 and is a little less expensive. Which one is better for copying flat objects, such as slides? And I should get a large enough RR to copy sildes on DX with the 200 and PN-11????
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#1. "RE: Which macro lens should I get?" In response to Reply # 0
For copying slides and other flat objects, the something around 60mm is probably the best choice.
If you are shooting insects or other jittery objects, longer focal length will help keep you from disturbing them. Once you get to a long lens (150mm plus) the tripod collar will help insure that the lens/camera combination is stable.
Lenses in the 90-105 range are good, all around macro lenses, and the Nikon 105G VR is still my default choice for macro shooting.
I suggest you also look at the 3rd party lenses. Of the current crop of true macro lenses, I don't think there is a bad one in the bunch.