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"RE: macro lens debate"

Boogaloo Basic Member
Sun 16-Jul-00 03:13 AM

I just recently purchased the 60mm f/2.8 micro and I like it very much. When I was doing my research on which lens to get I read reviews that said all of the newer micro Nikors were very good, but the 60mm seemed to be the sharpest. Plus, the 60mm fills out my lenses nicely since I have a 17-35 and a 80-200, I use this lens as my normal. The only negatives that I can think of are that for a normal lens, it is larger, slower and much heavier than a 50mm 1.8 (although 2.8 is not slow by any means). The other is that at 1:1 RR the working distance of the lens is only a little over 8". Depending on what type of macro work you plan on doing, the added working room of the longer lenses may be important to you. It's hard to get within a foot of a dragonfly and have it wait for you to compose, focus and shoot before it flies away unless you give him a little siesta in the refrigerator first Hope this helps.

A general, generic topic macro lens debate [View all] , Schott , Fri 14-Jul-00 01:56 PM
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