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    redemer123 - Reefkeeper
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    Default macro lense

    I just got a nikon D3000 and i need some recommendations on what kind of macro lens i should get for it.
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    something like this if you want brand new.

    AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR from Nikon

    Mind you that kinda lens is a prime lens, which means no zoom, in order to zoom you have to move ur body. Zoom macro lens's are kinda rare. but that lens would be awesome and it would take great macro pictures.

    i HIGHLY recommend reading ur manual and shooting a bunch of pictures so you understand ur camera. a macro lens will be no good if you dunno how to use ur camera and produce quality pictures.

    check ebay or craiglist. you wanna make sure you search for macro between 60-100mm. f2.8. AF-S.

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    Couple questions ? What is your budget ? What do you want to take pictures of?

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    redemer123 - Reefkeeper
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    i think im gonna go with that 60mm lens EMU suggested above. I dont want to spend more then that
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    I have a few Nikkor lenses, but use a relatively inexpensive 90mm f/2.8 Tamron Macro with my D7000. I like it and it's gotten very good reviews.

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Tamron-AF-90mm-2-8-SP/dp/B00021EE4U]Amazon.com: Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di SP AF/MF 1:1 Macro Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras: Camera & Photo[/ame]
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    Quote Originally Posted by CalmSeasQuest View Post
    I have a few Nikkor lenses, but use a relatively inexpensive 90mm f/2.8 Tamron Macro with my D7000. I like it and it's gotten very good reviews.

    Amazon.com: Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di SP AF/MF 1:1 Macro Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras: Camera & Photo
    this one would work too andrew.

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    OOH sweet! and its much cheaper thanks guys
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    I use the Tamron 90 mm macro exclusively for my shots on my Nikon D300 and love the lens. However, if you are looking for it to autofocus on the D3000, it may not do it as the new Nikon D3000 has to have a motor in the lens to autofocus.

    Having noted this, I can say that most of my macro pictures are focused in manual mode anyway. Here is a good writeup on the lens.
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    I just went through the selection process a few weeks ago. I settled on the tokina 100mm 2.8. It reviewed as shaper than the more expensive nikon lenses Tokina 100mm f/2.8 Macro AT-X PRO D AF

    You will have to manually focus. It's street price is around $400

    Good luck

    Mike

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