View Full Version : Getting in to a Nikon DSLR with closeup question

12-06-2006, 05:35 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.

12-13-2006, 01:15 PM
If you want to be that far away you need a long lens that focuses closely.

This may help.


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

12-16-2006, 08:07 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.