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Sep 07, 2017 23:59 |  #1

Hi everyone,
I'm new to the forum and I need some help.

I'd like to get even closer shots but don't know what equipment to get? What Nikon lenses will get me really close?

I hope you can help!

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Sep 10, 2017 09:35 |  #2

Nikon have a good line of macro lenses and independent makes will also fit.

If you are on a budget you can use extension tubes also.

I can't help directly as I shoot Canon, but I am sure there are plenty of Nikon users here.

It would also be a good idea to post in the Nikon lens forum for more specific help https://photography-on-the.net/forum/forumdis​play.php?f=156.


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Sep 24, 2017 02:23 as a reply to  @ Lester Wareham's post |  #3

I’ve got the extension tubes, but I’m struggling in low light with those. I was considering the speed light kit by Nikon, have you used something similar with your canon?

I have a macro lens, but want to get closer... currently trying a Raynor diopter. It’s better... but need more light.

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Sep 24, 2017 02:59 |  #4

I mostly use the Canon twin macro flash, Nikon came out with a version of this a few years back, but is probably eyewateringly expensive like the Canon one. There is an independent version too, look though the threads in macro talk.

You are probably best to get a standard general use flash, either Nikon or an independent and use a flash bracket. Again the Nikon specific forum is probably the best place for help.

Have a look at LordV macro tips page for how this works. See the link at the bottom of my sig.


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Sep 24, 2017 10:56 |  #5

If subject is stationary you can open up the aperture to f5 say and take multiple images at different focal planes then stack them in software like Zerene.


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Sep 25, 2017 18:07 as a reply to  @ Lester Wareham's post |  #6

Is that the speed light kit?
I was looking at that... I’m happy to spend the money on the right thing, just don’t want to buy something that doesn’t work.




  
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Sep 25, 2017 18:09 as a reply to  @ racketman's post |  #7

The subjects are rarely stationary! Haha
Thanks for the info though. :-)




  
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Oct 30, 2017 18:08 |  #8
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You want a longer lens if you can't get close to the subject such as insects or off area flowers and things. 105mm or 150mm is a good start. You can add extension tubes and you can even go beyond 2 to 1 magnification.

I am so happened to be selling my Sigma 105 if you are interested it... :)

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