Love my 105 VR but

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by tanglefoot47, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. tanglefoot47

    tanglefoot47

    342
    Oct 18, 2006
    Tulalip Wa
    I would love to have a longer macro like the Sigma 180. Has anyone compared these two? If so what do you think?

    Mike
     
  2. In my opinion if you need a longer macro lens then get the Sigma or a 200MM Nikkor. But since you already have the 105 why not try a Canon 500D close-up lens on your 300 or a TC-17 on your 300 (if its an AFS). If you don't like it you could sell either one very easily. I use both the TC-14 and 17 on my VR with very good results.
     
  3. Doug

    Doug

    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    I don't think he owns a 300 f4 now, or as far as that goes, probably anything left in his signature Gregg... lol.

    Mike, I recommend, sell the 105VR, get the 180, sell it, get the 200 micro, and sell it. Then rebuy the 105VR, sell, it, and......
     
  4. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Want To Do A Trade?

    I'm looking for a 105VR and have a 200 f4 AF-D...we could perhaps apply the 105VR towards it?
     
  5. Donzo98

    Donzo98

    Nov 10, 2005
    Merrick, NY
    I reccommend not giving Mike a hard time... it is his money. :biggrin:
     
  6. Doug

    Doug

    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    Don, Mike and I have an understanding, I buy his stuff frequently, but I still get to give him a hard time at will... :tongue:

    He truly is the best thing to hit my area since the Nikon distribution center.

    For the record, I can relate about the longer macro. I don't really like crawling around on my stomach to shoot stuff. not really.

    200 micro, so tempting. But I can't.
     
  7. Donzo98

    Donzo98

    Nov 10, 2005
    Merrick, NY

    Doug... sorry... I didnt know that you were just joking... I felt bad for him. :biggrin: :biggrin: He seems to be the Cafe whipping boy. :wink:

    Don
     
  8. Doug

    Doug

    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    He's a good sport, takes it all in stride I think... He knows we are all just razzing him.

    I can't really talk about indecisive buying and selling. I've sold and rebought about 4 lenses myself! It's a sickness.
     
  9. Preston

    Preston

    273
    May 2, 2005
    Reno, NV
    Keep the VR and use the 1.7 TC with it.
     
  10. Rather than the Sigma 150, which isn't going to give you all that much more length, I'd go for the Nikkor 200mm f/4. It's a terrific macro lens!
     
  11. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    mike's a smart guy ...just think what it would cost u to rent all this stuff...it's win win for everyone, imho...;-)
     
  12. Hey Mike

    Jim Fentons offer sounds awfully good to me. If I had the dough I'd have that 200 f4, it's a keeper.

    Regards
    RB
     
  13. Doug

    Doug

    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    Can you use a TC with a 105VR?
     
  14. I hope it was mike that got Jim Fentons 200 f4. If so, good move, I hope you enjoy it.
     
  15. tanglefoot47

    tanglefoot47

    342
    Oct 18, 2006
    Tulalip Wa
    Ahh ha Doug bad mouthing me when my back was turned. See if I ever give you anymore good deals LOL. Yes Mike isn't mad about any of this but it is a sickness. But I don't drink or smoke so what better bad habit to have???? And yes i got Jims 200 and very excited, if it doesn't work out I can always list it and get another 105 VR imo one heck of a fine lens.

    Mike
     
  16. tanglefoot47

    tanglefoot47

    342
    Oct 18, 2006
    Tulalip Wa
    Oh I forgot I have so many Canon people wanting back on their side they miss my selling LOL But I am more than happy with the Nikon
     
  17. sonuj2

    sonuj2

    May 11, 2006
    Naperville, IL
    Mike, their loss our gain :biggrin: :biggrin: I do agree it is a sickness and some handle it better than others or atleast do not admit. I must give it to you .... you are such a great sport.
     
  18. tanglefoot47

    tanglefoot47

    342
    Oct 18, 2006
    Tulalip Wa
    Thanks Shekhar and you are one of my first customers on the Nikon side LOL
     
  19. sonuj2

    sonuj2

    May 11, 2006
    Naperville, IL
    Yes indeed! I should also take credit for introducing you to the Cafe.
     
  20. I had the Sigma 180 and the Tamron 180; they are both superb lenses. I've been shooting with the Nikkor 200AFD for the past few years, and it is simply THE finest macro lens I have ever had my hands on. There is a quality to the images from this lens that are difficult to articulate. Additionally, it handles beautifully (MF feel and tripod collar are one-of-a-kind), and is as solid as you can get. I've heard some say its heavy, but I think its mass aids in stability (and I actually don't find it to be objectionably heavy). It does not autofocus fast enough to be a utility lens. If you need an autofocus lens in this range then the Sigmas are very good; the Tamron is great, but doesn't AF that much faster than the Nikkor. The 200AFD is worth some sacrificing to add to your bag!
     
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