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 Post subject: which lens do you like
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 10:40 am 
should i get the nikon 60mm or 85mm macro lens?

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 2:58 pm 

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Really all depends on what your subject is. If you can get really close to what you're shooting, the 60mm should work. If you're a tad further away, the 85mm might come in handy. They're both about the same price so it's a personal focal length preference. Mind you, if you're seriously into macro, the 105mm f2.8 completely empties its bowels on both those lenses. But they're still very good.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:46 am 
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105mm f2.8 completely empties its bowels on both those lenses

Very true, if you have the cash that should definitively be your first choice, but otherwise, both the 85 and the 60 are great lenses. I personally prefer the 60mm myself, as f/3.5 is a bit slow for me, of course, the 85 also gives an extra 25mm. You really have to decide weather you want fast glass or a longer focal length.


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