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    Macro lens for Nikon D 7000

    Hi
    I am looking for a macro lens to use with my Nikon D7000. At the moment I am looking at the Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro. I would like to know if anyone has had experience with this lens or if they could recommend a good macro lens.

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    Messner

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    Re: Macro lens for Nikon D 7000

    Hi Messner,
    There are a number of people using Macro lenses, including many on Nikon, here... might be worth checking out the "Post your insects" thread to see some real-world examples

    Tests of 100mm and 105mm macro lenses on Photozone might also be helpful:
    Sigma (though note this review is on Full Format)
    Tokina
    Nikon (review on D200 - awaiting an update on D7000)

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    Re: Macro lens for Nikon D 7000

    Maybe check this thread out as well: examples with a Tokina 100mm macro

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    Re: Macro lens for Nikon D 7000

    I use a 90mm Tamron f/2.8 AF SP Macro Lens and I am quite happy with it.

    http://photomacrography.net/photomac...0/tamron90.htm

    There is a newer version which is said to be optimized for digital photography but, my older version works just fine. The new model adds the term "Di" to Tamron's alphabet soup designation.

    My Tamron lens holds a specifically warm spot in my heart because I bought it for less than one hundred U.S. dollars on eBay many years ago. IMO, this was a great value.

    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/R...ns-Review.aspx

    http://www.photozone.de/Reviews/282-...report--review

    Although my lens has a Canon mount, Tamron produces this with a Nikon mount also.

    http://www.nikonians.org/html/resour...mron/90_macro/

    NOTE: due to the differences in focusing motors between the different Nikon DSLR cameras, I am not sure that the Tamron macro lens would work on the D7000.
    Last edited by rpcrowe; 23rd June 2012 at 11:38 PM.

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    Re: Macro lens for Nikon D 7000

    Thanks for all the advice, really appreciated.

    Messner

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    Re: Macro lens for Nikon D 7000

    My combination is the Nikon D7000 and the Nikkor 105mm VR macro lens. I am pretty content with these two, as they enable me to shoot some of the macro photos handheld. Try to test out the lenses you like on your camera to see what works best.

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    Re: Macro lens for Nikon D 7000

    I recently bought the Nikkor 105mm VR and I'm really impressed with it. Earler I had the Nikkor 40mm, although I thought it was a really good lens I found the focal length a little short for what I wanted so I guess it depends what you want a macro lens for.

    A guy I work with bought the Tamron 90mm 2.8 over the weekend for his Sony so I had a bit of time today to play around with it and this also looks like a good option.

    I can't comment on the Sigma as I have never used it but from people I have spoke with who have used it then they seem happy with it.

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    Re: Macro lens for Nikon D 7000

    To enrich on what Shibang is saying, I personally use the Nikkor 60mm VR and I am totally in love with it.

    Of course the 105mm offers a focal range better suited if you intend on shooting insects or other subjects that might be scared away easily but so far this lens has met all of my needs and well exceeded them in many areas.

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    Re: Macro lens for Nikon D 7000

    Thanks for your feedback, as you have mentioned the Nikon 60mm VR is a pretty good lens. This lens is also on my maybe list.

    cheers

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