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  1. #11
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    DPR, that's the lens Rooz is talking about using with extension tubes. If you're interested in dedicated telephoto macro lenses Nikon have the 200mm f4, and the 70-180mm. The 70-180 is the only zoom macro lens on the market.
    Nikon D700 | SB600 | SB-80DX | 2xSB-26 | 18-35 f/3.5-4.5 | 24-85 f/3.5-4.5G | 50 f/1.4 G | 105 f/2.8 VR | 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR

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  2. #12
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    yepp, as andrew said, thats the lens i just bought second hand. you dont even need extension tubes alot of the time for bugs with that lens actually. it has a really good MFD.

    i rememeber i looked up that lens a long time ago and photozone had it down as only an above average performer in sharpness. after having used one though, i can tell you that its tack sharp and is a joy to use. i'll do a full review of it once i get a chance to really put it thru its paces. here is something to whet your appetitie though. this shot is 300mm+1.7tc, (510mm), with no tubes, just at MFD. see what i mean about "pseudo macro".

    (yes i know its the same spider, same shot, this is to give you an idea of how it compares to the 105 and sigma 150mm.).
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  3. #13
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    get out of your backyard & take some scenics.
    Kev.

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    24-70mm f2.8 , 50mm f1.8, 70-200 f2.8 VR.more

  4. #14
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    i reckon you should trade that d300 in for a d80... those lenses seem wasted on that body :P
    Nikon D7000 - Nikkor AF-S 70-200vrII f2.8 | Nikkor AF-S 105vr f2.8 Micro | Nikkor AF-S 16-85 | Nikkor AF-D 35mm f2 |Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro | SB-700 | SB-600


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  5. #15
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    I see what you mean by the green cast previously. I really liked that and thought it was natural!

    Thanks for the clarification on the lens.
    D800, D300, D90, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200VR f2.8, 300 F4, 105 micro, 16-85VR, 50mm 1.8, Tammy 90 macro, 70-300VR, SB900, 2xSB600, MB-D10, 055XPROB 322RC2. New computers to run photoshop faster. C&C always appreciated. PhotoGallery
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