Macro set up / gear question

Started Jan 23, 2018 | Questions thread
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rolandb Senior Member • Posts: 2,619
Macro set up / gear question

Hi guys,,

I posted this on the Macro forum a few days ago thinking that would be the best place to ask,, but having had no replies at all, I thought I"d post here if that's OK. Sorry for mentioning Nikon in the question

"I wondered if I may ask a question,, one of my "passions" is flower photography,  but now feel I'd like to get closer & sharper results so am thinking of investing in a "proper" set up.

Nearly all my shots are indoors tripod mounted so I suppose camera size is not too important although I'm not looking to have anything too heavy and had thought of a used Nikon D5100 or D5300, or maybe a micro 4/3rd set up,, something along those lines. Any thoughts on that would be welcome,,

Also, not sure as to what lens to put with it,, ie a 50 / 60mm or something like a 90mm, unsure as to which would be best.

Hoping to keep the purchase of both items to around the £600 mark, so any help,, suggestions,, info would be appreciated"

I asked because I just feel that I need to "step up" from my compacts now for my macro shots.

Thanks for looking guys.


"" I'm a snap-shooter! I shoot anything that interest me. Sometimes, I get lucky and some of my snap-shots turn into a photograph.""

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