I just purchased my D700 today after having a few enjoyable years with my D200. I now have to review my lens collection. In terms of macros, after some bit of testing last year I picked up the Tamron P AF180mm F/3.5 Macro and have been very happy with it on the DX D200. I know that this lens will be somewhat different on the D700. Is there any reason to let it go in favor of a macro more optimal for the D700?
#1. "RE: Macro for D700 - Tamron" In response to Reply # 0
It depends on your shooting style. Do you plan on capturing insects? If so, you might benefit from a longer reach, say 150mm or even 200mm. With that kind of focal length, you'll most likely have to use a tripod, which most macro shooters would suggest. If you think you're going to hand hold more then you might benefit from a shorter focal length, in the 90mm or 105mm range. There are a lot of great options out there. Dedicated macro lenses perform really good and double as a portrait lens. I myself have the Tamron 90 and it kicks butt on the D700. And it's priced really well.
#3. "RE: Macro for D700 - Tamron" In response to Reply # 2
And I was thinking that my new Nikkor 60mm AFS 2.8 was a great lens after selling (stupidly) my 60mm ED 2.8 on eBay. I need to learn something here. I love shooting insects and thought that I was doing well with the 60mm. I suppose that I need to try one of the longer lenses you guys talk about and see the difference.