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Old June 12th, 2012, 12:01 AM   #16
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Re: Reccomend Nikon Macro for D80 DSLR?

Chris, just looking at your Vinten Blue review, based on this a Micro Nikkor 55mm lens would be ideal for your needs. You can pick up the older manual lens for a bargain most days on e-bay. This lens will get you down to 1;2 with no problem, for 1;1 you will need a tube, but as it is for web work then you can get away with just enlarging a central section. I use this lens on a D90 for most of my reviews - of course you have to use it as a manual lens - focus and aperture.

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Old June 12th, 2012, 12:49 AM   #17
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Re: Reccomend Nikon Macro for D80 DSLR?

Thanks, Vincent.............

Have I said anything lately about just how damn good this site is for getting solid, reliable and untainted advice?

Maybe it's time I did.

I have been quite astonished by the result of my call for info on this problem, overwhelmed really.

I (mistakenly) thought it would be so esoteric I'd be lucky to see one reponse, if any, and yet here we are, on the second page. Amazing.

I would like to thank every single one of you for your posts on this thread in particular

(I'll chase up one of those lenses here in NZ, thanks Vincent, can't be fagged paying bloody import Duty and GST on anything from overseas).

Further, the people who have posted on this thread have reminded me, yet again, as if I needed reminding, just why I consider this the "go to" site for just about anything but marital advice, and if you want to go "off piste" I can give plenty of that at the drop of a hat.

My thanks to you all, what a stellar crew you all are.


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Old June 18th, 2012, 06:27 AM   #18
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Re: Reccomend Nikon Macro for D80 DSLR?

Just one more thought.

Though they are specialized, the PC lenses from Nikon may be the sharpest micro/macro lenses they make. I don't think they will go quite as close as you need, but FWIW, they are stunningly sharp.

I love my 45mm PC-E.
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