Macro lens for D5100

Started Jan 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Macro lens for D5100
In reply to TAM63, Jan 6, 2013

go for the tamron 90mm, lovely sharp lens and you don't need to get right up close to things, the Nikon 40mm macro you need to be really close to stuff and if its bugs etc you can scare them off.

also when looking at a lens spec and it say something like "Closest Focus: 16.3cm"(Nikon 40mm) that measurement is from the sensor to the subject and not from the end of the lens, in fact at close focus the nikon 40mm will be just 3.5cm from the subject

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