Budget macro recommendation

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Ronan_M
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Budget macro recommendation
2 weeks ago

I'm after a budget (read under 200$) macro lens for my Nikon. I am not sure if I will use it a lot or not at all, so would like to make a minimal investment and then see if I like the macro world.

I'm after recommendations for a reasonably good macro lens. I'm happy with second hand and with manual focusing and manual aperture. I've seen the old AI 105 F4 lens going for ~180$ so that fits the bill. My questions:

- Are "old" AI lenses good to get started? (I understand I'll have to do everything manually)

- What focal lenghts are most useful for macro? Isnt 105 kinda long?

Any other tips?

Thanks

cheers

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