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.
Hi Dave,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!
Dave,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 FrisiaEala Freya Fresena
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