I'm new to DSLR cameras, I just got a NIKON D5000 with the standard 18-55mm NIKON Lens.
I want to take close pictures of some small collectables objects around 1"x2" big.
what is the best option of lens or accessory for a budget of around $200, the regular 60mm lens are more than what I can pay now.
#1. "RE: D5000 Macro Pictures" | In response to Reply # 0blw Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Sun 13-Jun-10 06:47 AM
You could look into a set of Kenko extension tubes; that goes for around $140. Placed between the lens and the camera, they allow your existing lens to focus more closely than it otherwise can.
On the other hand, if this is a one-time thing, you might consider renting the 60/f2.8 AFS from a place such as lensrentals.com. For example, here.
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#2. "RE: D5000 Macro Pictures" | In response to Reply # 0Asgard Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004Mon 14-Jun-10 11:57 AM
>I'm new to DSLR cameras, I just got a NIKON D5000 with the
>standard 18-55mm NIKON Lens.
Which camera do you have ?
In your other post you said you got a D90.
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#3. "RE: D5000 Macro Pictures" | In response to Reply # 0
You originally posted this in the D90 forum, but you say you have a D5000.
You could try the Macro forum in the specialty area.
Zoom lenses have many compromises to provide a wide range of focal lengths and when adding any image size modifier, the results of the compromise will become evident.
Without buying a new lens, you can purchase a Canon auxiliary closeup lens for the cheapest solution. The next better would be macro extension tubes that just move the lens further from the sensor and have no optical elements. For the very best quality a good prime macro lens is the solution, but at a price.
One could use the f1.8 55mm Nikor lens and one extension tube would be pushing your budget.
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