Best Macro lens for bugs?

Started Oct 4, 2006 | Discussions thread
Thomas Karlmann
OP Thomas Karlmann Senior Member • Posts: 2,766
Re: Subject, lighting conditions, and you...

Sorry for my errror in the original post -- I own the Nikkor 60mm f2.8.

I notice that some of the bug shots you posted were Praying Mantis and Japanese Beetle. These bugs seem to allow you to work closer than others.

I have difficulty with butterflys in my area -- the wild ones. I simply cannot seem to get closer than 15-20 feet before they fly away. (Unless I go to the zoo where they have butterflies that will land on you)

I always seem to notice that most bug shots I see posted were taken with a longer macro lens.

I do have the 70-200 f2.8 VR lens, but I think this will limit my in terms of closest focus distance.

Perhaps this helps.

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