Macro lens tips?

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JFishburn Forum Member • Posts: 54
Macro lens tips?

Howdy. I'm new to macrophotography and I had a few questions.

Question 1: I was looking at these two lenses and was wondering if anyone here would recommend them?

shorturl.at/gqsLV (Nikkor 105mm F/2.8 Micro AIS Manual Focus)

or

shorturl.at/uwGI1 (Nikkor 200mm f/4 Micro IF AIS Manual Focus Lens)

one is refurbished and the other is in 'ugly' visible quality but works fine.

If you could choose one for multipurpose macrophotos (everything from insects to snowflakes to abstract detail and rust and stuff) which would it be and why?

Also the Autofocus (AF-S) counterparts are an extra $600 or so. Would you recommend that I save for one of those instead?

question 2: I also have some kit lenses that I was considering flipping. What does lens flipping do? Does it just allow you to focus closer on long distance lenses? And could I expect good results by flipping my 70-300m F5?

Question 3: I noticed that most macro insect photos have a really high DoF/extreme bokeh. I assume all I have to do to get rid of that is close the aperture, but in Macro, how easy is it to expose the subject under those conditions?

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