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Posted: 5/7/2018 11:26:58 AM EDT
And I feel I need one now for my D7000.

What wld be a good budget lens to dable around with?
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Link Posted: 5/7/2018 11:42:34 AM EDT
I’ve had good results by using my nifty 50 lens with some macro tube adapters. It’s kind of like cheating, but it’s cheaper than a new lens.
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Link Posted: 5/7/2018 12:08:22 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Zack3g:
105 f/2.8D

You want the longest one you can afford, and the 105 is a good compromise. The D lens is still a great lens and some say it's better than the newer G.
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Something like this?
https://kenrockwell.com/nikon/105af.htm
Link Posted: 5/7/2018 12:10:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/7/2018 12:20:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Zack3g:

That's the exact lens I'm talking about, although I don't agree with giving that hack a click for it.

I really enjoy mine.
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Hmmmmm........hack? He seems to have a lot of info. I must not know the inside story here.

Regardless, thanks for getting me going in the right direction!!!!
Link Posted: 5/7/2018 12:48:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By vmax84:

Hmmmmm........hack? He seems to have a lot of info. I must not know the inside story here.

Regardless, thanks for getting me going in the right direction!!!!
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Ken has been known to review lenses he’s never had. And he thinks raw is for chumps and in-camera jpg conversion/color correction is fine for production work.

His website is good for looking at pictures of gear but he’s a hack as Zack said.
Link Posted: 5/7/2018 1:32:13 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By FredMan:

Ken has been known to review lenses he’s never had. And he thinks raw is for chumps and in-camera jpg conversion/color correction is fine for production work.

His website is good for looking at pictures of gear but he’s a hack as Zack said.
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Huh. I didn't know these things. Weird.
Link Posted: 5/7/2018 9:22:00 PM EDT
I actually found kens site helpful, whatever. But, I have had the original 60 micronikor af for many years and have found it great, but I wish I had the longer lens.
I’ve taken some incredible pictures of bee’s loaded up with pollen that zoomed in look incredible but wish I could be more full framed. This is using a D7200
Link Posted: 5/7/2018 9:24:56 PM EDT
When I did photog stuff for fun, I lusted after this
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
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Link Posted: 5/8/2018 8:09:26 PM EDT
I bought a Tokina 100mm F2.8 Macro lens. $350 on amazon.



Link Posted: 5/9/2018 8:38:12 PM EDT
SKX173-Malaysia by FredMan, on Flickr
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