Macro lens for Nikon D5100
I am a newbie when it comes to SLR photography. I have gained some experience over the last few years using a superzoom camera, but two months ago I stepped up to a SLR camera: the Nikon D5100.
After a lot of research I decided to buy an allround lens: the Tamron 18-270 F/3.5-6.3 PZD and I am very pleased with it. However, there is one aspect that I dislike: the macro capabilities. I knew from the start that this lens would not deliver good results (you can't get any closer than 50 cm and the result is that object you are taking a picture of is still small).
So now I am trying to find a good macro lens. But the possibilities and the wide range of choice dazzle me. So maybe you can help me out here. What are your experiences? I have some demands (and I hope that I'm not searching for a sheep with five legs (as the Dutch saying goes)):
not too heavy (below 400 grams would be nice)
not too long (below 10 cm would be nice)
capable of shooting insects, bugs (without scaring them) etc. but also flowers and still objects
preferably also able to shoot landscapes and portraits (in order not to have to switch lenses all the time)
I look forward to hearing your suggestions. Thank you!