Lens for damselflies, dragonflies, butterflies ..

Started Jun 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
labalaba Contributing Member • Posts: 657
Re: Lens for damselflies, dragonflies, butterflies ..

here's some comparisons, if you are prepared to click through the flickr set:http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/50439961

bottom line: the 70-200 f4 is not bad, better than the 70-300 VR, but not as good at closest focus as other options. It's a great lens otherwise

The simplest option you have is a TC. Both the 1.7x and 2.0x work reasonably well with 105VR (on my D700).

300 AFS f4 is really good at close focus distances. I have hand held this lens a lot, using D5100, D7100, & D700. If you think your light is not good enough to keep the shutter speed up, I suggest a flash and diffuser; I would find a tripod limiting for macro in the field, since you will not get to choose where to plant it.

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