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Lets talk lenses!

This is a discussion on Lets talk lenses! within the Technical Photography Discussion forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Okay....I would love to hear about good quality lenses I could eventually invest in for ...

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    Arrow Lets talk lenses!

    Okay....I would love to hear about good quality lenses I could eventually invest in for my camera. Any personal experience or recommendations would be really helpful. I have just purchased my first DSLR, Nikon D300. It came with a AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR. I wanted something for macro and found an Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di which had good reviews. The Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR originally caught my eye until I saw the price...lol.

    Anyway, just share any helpful information you can think of in regards to purchasing lenses. I wish that Canon lenses could work on Nikon because my dad had quite a few that I would love to have used...ah well. Eventually I want a telephoto lense but for now I am at my spending limit.

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    Hi Shannara, I use a Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di which has a macro facility at 200mm or more. I have had some very good results. Mine is a Canon fit, but they do one for Nikon. Both of these images were taken with the macro on at distance of about 6 feet.
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    Wow...the dragonfly is just amazing! Thanks for sharing with us!! I will keep that lense in mind for future purposes.

    Shann~

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    Shann I have a Nikon D~80. Now that the D~90 has come out I'd like that one instead and unless I could sell the D~80 that won't be happening too soon. I agree for most of us Nikon users the Nikkor Macro is pricy! About a year ago I did some looking around and found a Sigma 105mm Macro that is very nice and the price is affordable. The lens also comes in a 70mm size. The difference will be the perspective of your pictures. The lens is alittle heavier than your 18mm ~ 55mm lens and it takes 58mm filters. I like it very much because it helps give the camera body better weight balance. It is almost the only lens I use now for my orchid pics...








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    More great pics...thanks for letting me know about the lense. The inside of the phal bloom is just wow!

    That frog is mega cute too!

    Shann~

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    Great thread, Shann! Thanks. I look forward to the next entries!!

    Cheers,
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    I got my new lense(Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di )! I am still trying to figure out how to widen my focus area but for now here are a couple shots.

    Saw this on a weed in the yard:




    One of my cats:



    Caught her with her tongue out!

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    Beautiful!! I think you're going to really have some fun with that lens.

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    I am having fun and frustration...lol. It is a good lense I am just trying to learn how to use a new camera and lense.

    One more pic of my other lil cat:



    Shann~

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    the black kitty is so pretty. Nice shot!!

    Cheers,
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