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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:10 pm 
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Hello all,
I am thinking about picking up a macro lens for my Nikon D40.
My budget is up to 400$ (hopefully less)
MONEY IS AN OBJECT (my job closed...circuit city)

All suggestions for what you think might suit a D40 and under 400$ would be nice.

I am going to post a similar topic in the Sigma thread. If you have suggestions for a Sigma lens go there!
http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13005

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Sorry to hear of your occupational status.

Are you a keen macro photographer?

If so, invest in a lens. If you're in the market to explore macro photography at a minimum investiture, then look at 52mm close up filters (+3 or +4 dioptres would be excellent on both your lenses).

As for lens recommendations, I'll need time to think of ones on a budget. At the moment I can't think of any.

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Sorry to hear about your job mate!

If you're looking for a macro lens on a budget, then I seriously don't think you can look past the Tamron 90mm macro. I picked this little beauty up a few weeks ago and it's pretty much been the only lens I've used. Great for portraits too!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:34 am 
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Photoj wrote:
Sorry to hear of your occupational status.

Are you a keen macro photographer?

If so, invest in a lens. If you're in the market to explore macro photography at a minimum investiture, then look at 52mm close up filters (+3 or +4 dioptres would be excellent on both your lenses).

As for lens recommendations, I'll need time to think of ones on a budget. At the moment I can't think of any.


+1 for this idea, I got a neat little kit off ebay for $18
this one here

http://cgi.ebay.com/52mm-MACRO-CLOSE-UP ... 7C294%3A50

they arent the highestquality, but do work fairly well. that way you can explore macro photography, after getting these I am waiting on my bonus check here in the next few weeks to pick up a true macro lens.

I will post some pictures up tomorrow that I took with them. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:17 pm 
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thanks alot for the replies guys, I think im going to try the filter!
good suggestion!

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