Macro photography

One of my night school students asked about macro lenses for his D-80 Nikon,

Well! I love my Nikon 105mm f/2.8 vibration reduced $800 macro lens. It’s fabulous. It’s also expensive and really, really heavy. However, the images are superb and it makes for a great portrait lens (but you might need to soften the ultra sharp image in software).

Nikon also has a new 60mm f2.8 macro lens at roughly half the price. It’s smaller but not as good as a portrait lens.

Macro photography is great fun. You can do it anywhere just about anytime. And the images are terrific.

One tip: Buy a decent tripod as you’ll want to use long exposures to allow for sufficient depth of field.

Taken with the Nikon 105mm f2.8 macro lens

Taken with the Nikon 105mm f2.8 macro lens

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