Macro lens help needed

Started Mar 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
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stew84 Junior Member • Posts: 31
Macro lens help needed


I'm having trouble choosing the right macro lens for the type of shot I want to make. I'm mainly interested in flower/fungi shots with that amazing creamy bokeh background-

Like this from a photographer I like Steve Mackay;

So I should just get the 500mm right..?! Well, no I can't afford that and as I mainly shot landscapes, getting a lens like this just for macro is overkill. Is there a cheaper way to get this style of macro shot?

Ive been looking at the- Nikon 105mm micro- in budget, lots of examples

Nikon 200mm micro- rare and ££

Nikon 300mm f4 D + tubes- older version not bad ££ but need tubes as min focus is 2.5m

Sigma 150mm/Tamron 180mm macro etc..

Thanks for your help..


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