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Ordered a 60mm f2.8 Nikkor Macro (Micro)

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by MD2595, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. MD2595

    MD2595

    835
    Jul 6, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    I've been trying to shoot my wife's new jewlery business (website) and I finally broke down and ordered a new Nikkor 60mm macro.

    I hope this lens does the trick. I've researched it on this forum, dpreview, and nikonians and it seems to have high regards.

    If anyone has any words of wisdom, I'm all ears.

    Matt
     
  2. slappomatt

    slappomatt

    811
    May 13, 2006
    San Diego CA
    its a great sharp lens! make sure you have a tripod handy for the shots. are you planning to use a light tent? I find the DOF is pretty good when stopped WAAAAAAY down. (f16+) do you have a flash to use? I like to put a SB on a TTL cord and hold it up close.
     
  3. MD2595

    MD2595

    835
    Jul 6, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    I've got a heavy duty (26lb capacity) Bogen tripod and a light tent with 3 lights/stands.

    I've also got an SB800, but don't think I'll need it with the constant on lights.

    To be honest, I HATE shooting her jewelry. But, you have to keep the Mrs happy:rolleyes: 
     
  4. Donzo98

    Donzo98

    Nov 10, 2005
    Merrick, NY
    The 60mm Micro is excellent. I have also found that the zoom capability of the 70-180mm Micro is excellent for tabletop stuff. Here is an example:

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    That was a quick shot late at night in my kitchen. No flash... tabletiop tripod.
     
  5. Congrats!

    Looking forward to see some shots.

    As of now im all out on macro glas :-(
     
  6. MD2595

    MD2595

    835
    Jul 6, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    WOW! I hope I can get some shots like that. What settings were you using?


    Matt
     
  7. MD2595

    MD2595

    835
    Jul 6, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    I'm hoping to get some good shots so she can quit riding my arse!
     
  8. :biggrin::biggrin:
     
  9. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    Everyone gets their inspiration from somewhere.
     
  10. MD2595

    MD2595

    835
    Jul 6, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    Yup...

    "Nag, nag, nag........":Love:
     
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