I want to take some macros of my knife collection and am wondering if I should use the 18-55 or 55-200 kit lens.
#1. "RE: Macro shot" | In response to Reply # 0
MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sat 13-Feb-10 04:03 PM
Welcome to Nikonians!
Both versions of the 18-55mm have a slightly higher Maximum Reproduction Ratio than either version of the 55-200mm. Therefore the 18-55mm should be a better choice.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
#2. "RE: Macro shot" | In response to Reply # 0
Asgard Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004Sat 13-Feb-10 04:03 PM
both lenses are not macro lenses.
The 55-200 has a minimum distance of 3,1ft, the 18-55 0,9ft.
Try it out, which one suits better. But again, it´s not possible to make real macro images.
Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
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