cheaper macro lens instead of $1000 Nikon

Started Jul 16, 2013 | Questions thread
Gpruitt54
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Re: cheaper macro lens instead of $1000 Nikon
In reply to HappyPooPants, Jul 23, 2013

HappyPooPants wrote:

hmmm..

I was looking at the older macro 105 , but it didn't come with VR ?
I found a listing for the one you mentioned below on ebay for $400 , which is pretty cheap.. but trying to work out why it's so cheap?
I though if it had VR it was the $1000 one?

the PN tube.. doesn't this just allow the camera to focus closer?, but you will then lose some light?
Thanks for the suggestion.. and for $400 it's a decent price.. just always wary about buying 2nd hand old lenses.  
I'm wondering if I'm better off , just spending $500 for a 70 - 300 and then attaching my raynox 250 to it somehow

Lens Review: Nikon Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8 AI-s

http://matthewdurrphotography.com/2013/04/01/lens-review-nikon-micro-nikkor-105mm-f2-8-ai-s/

I think these old lens do a pretty good job. The review above describes the 105 AI and also the PN-11 extension tube. Yes, the PN-11 tube is like other tubes, except the PN-11 has a tripod mount which allows you to change the balance of the lens, tube, and body.

I just sold a 70-300 because of its lack of light gathering.

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