Damn Nikon, I need that MACRO lens NOW!

Started Jul 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Damn Nikon, I need that MACRO lens NOW!
In reply to D300SandV1shooter, Jul 1, 2013

D300SandV1shooter wrote:

IVN wrote:

D300SandV1shooter wrote:

There is (or will be) this:-

N1-CL1

"This slim 40.5mm accessory fits onto the two Nikon kit lenses and provides macro capabilities of up to 3.8x on the 30-110mm zoom, and 0.76x on the 10-30mm".

What does that mean? More than 1:1 magnification factor? That would be quite a boost compared to the default macro capability of the 10-30.

"When the N1-CL1 is attached to the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6, the minimum focus distance from the tip of the N1-CL1 is shortened to approx. 0.09 m and the maximum reproduction ratio is increased up to approx. 0.76x (when converted to 35mm format), enabling the easy capture of shots resembling those taken with a micro lens".

More useful link here.

I still don't get it. If it's 0.76x, I'm guessing it's still less than what real macro lenses offer (1:1), more like 1:1.32. Using the Marumi +5 on the 10-30 would result in an 1.4:1 reproduction ratio at 30mm. That would make N1-CL1 inferior.

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