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gmm213
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Oct 19, 2017 03:55 |  #1

I was just wondering on any suggestions for a relatively cheap macro lens for my Nikon D5200? I would like to be under $250 if possible but cheaper is always better. I did some searching but I either came across situations that one was needed that didnt fit mine or people with considerably higher budgets or people recommending things like extension tubes and adapters, which I dont really want to do.

I am looking for something to do macro work with electronic cigarette coils. So I would be using a tripod, in studio. My main priority is budget and picture quality. As it wont be being carried around and knocked, etc. build quality could be sacrificed. Also AF isn't a huge priority, I'd definitely like it but not necessary.

As an example here is what Id be looking at doing: (This is not my own photograph, it is from a coil photography sharing page on instagram)

IMAGE: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CwnOO-tXAAAESzr.jpg

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orionmystery
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Oct 22, 2017 03:34 |  #2

Plenty of used 60mm macro lens for that kind of budget on ebay.


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Dalantech
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Oct 22, 2017 06:00 |  #3

orionmystery wrote in post #18478094 (external link)
Plenty of used 60mm macro lens for that kind of budget on ebay.

Very healthy eBay market for macro gear -lots of peeps think that macro is easy...


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