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jgamble
12-06-2006, 04:35 AM
I am planning to buy a Nikon D80 with 18-135 kit lense and a Nikkor 70-300. I take a lot of wildlife and nature shots. I need some advise on what I need to take closeup pictures of insects. I like to be 2-3 ft away if possible. I don't know whether it is better to go macro lense, extension tubes or closeup lense. If the lenses above are bad choices, give me some better ones. I am trying to keep the entire purchase under $2000. Thanks in advance.

SpecialK
12-13-2006, 12:15 PM
If you want to be that far away you need a long lens that focuses closely.

This may help.

http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-150mm-Macro-Nikon-Cameras/dp/B00063KO5C/sr=1-27/qid=1166040686/ref=sr_1_27/104-3157058-2453534?ie=UTF8&s=photo

I do not know the image quality of this lens but 2 of my 3 lenses are Sigma and I like them well enough.

wh0128
12-16-2006, 07:07 PM
also Nikon does have some long telephoto lenses like the 200mm f/4D ED-IF AF Micro-Nikkor but that is quite spendy. I think that 150mm f/2.8 from Sigma should do you some good with insect photography.