Canon or Nikon? (For Macro and Wildlife shots)

Started Aug 7, 2013 | Questions thread
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Nick Desai OP Junior Member • Posts: 28
Re: Canon or Nikon? (For Macro and Wildlife shots)

Gerry Winterbourne wrote:

At $200 it looks to be fully auto so wouldn't need a lens with an aperture ring. Just in case you don't know, an aperture ring is part of older lenses with which you set the aperture on the lens itself. They were used before cameras had the electronics to set aperture from the body.

To save money, newer lenses don't have aperture rings and you can only set aperture from the body. It's OK to use the older lenses - unless they are very old you can set aperture from the body so the ring is just a redundant feature. Unless, that is, you want to use cheap extension tubes and teleconverters.

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So the Kenko ones will be the best bang for my buck? Unless it is cheaper buying other extension tubes and such? What would you recommend if I may ask?

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