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post #496 of 642 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 06:37 PM
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At least one of the reviews claim it works for the D5000 camera. The image sensor in the front of the camera is going to be a bit undesirable for me but there's no way around it.

It is the little things that make a huge difference.

I'm presuiming the camera using an IR sensor to detect it. I think I saw in the menu where to set it to look for that. Thanks Elmo and Amy for the help.
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At least one of the reviews claim it works for the D5000 camera. The image sensor in the front of the camera is going to be a bit undesirable for me but there's no way around it.

It is the little things that make a huge difference.

I'm presuiming the camera using an IR sensor to detect it. I think I saw in the menu where to set it to look for that. Thanks Elmo and Amy for the help.
Yep its on the front, and its listed as compatible with the D5000 on the official Nikon site, so I'd say you're good.
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post #498 of 642 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 07:49 PM
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If I counted correctly I would be a Nikon pimp 007. I have a Nikon D5000 We should also post one or more of our best shots. These are uploaded from my cell so there not at full resolution. I'll upload the originals when I get home from work. - Zain
Those are awesome photos, thanks for posting.

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post #499 of 642 (permalink) Old 07-29-2012, 08:18 PM
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Just got myself an almost new Tokina 100mm AT-X Pro f/2.8 for $370 shipped with box and all accessories including warranty paper and receipt.
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post #500 of 642 (permalink) Old 07-30-2012, 04:04 AM
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Me and the D5100 with a 35mm would love a spot :)


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post #501 of 642 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 12:46 AM
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No such thing in that price range. There is the 60mm macro, and the 85mm macro, but with the 60mm the subject needs to be within an inch or two of the front element, and the 85mm has sloppy optics (not the best quality) and the subject has to be 5.5 inches from the front element for macro magnification. The only acceptable choice for any decent sized aquarium would be the 105mm 2.8 Macro which gives you about 12.5 inches of space from the front element to the subject, but thats $900.
ISTM there is a mix up here. The 12.5 inches mentioned for the 105mm is the lens' minimum focus distance which measures from the camera's focal plane mark to the object. Therefore, you do not get 12.5 inches between the lens' front element and the object.

In fact, the minimum focus distance (and the distance between the front element and object) for the 85mm and the 105mm differ by only one inch. Here are the minimum focus distance numbers from Nikon:

* For AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED, it is 7.3 in.

* For AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR, it is 11.3 in.

* For AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, it is 12.4 in.

BTW, the previous generation of the Nikon 105mm micro is only half the price of the current generation.

Also, the previous generation has much lower chromatic aberrations (CA):

* Previous generation: Micro-Nikkor AF 105mm f/2.8 D


* Current generation: AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED



And if you go for the 85mm, its CA is even much lower:

* AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR


Yes, the 85mm lens does not provide the best optical quality for all around shooting. The lens is not as bright (which makes focusing a bit tough) and its SWM (Silent Wave Motor) mechanism is a bit slow.

But for getting sharp macro with decent depth of field (which requires stopping down the lens), the 85mm is the best of all three Nikon micros (60mm, 85mm, 105mm). It blows the current generation of 105mm out of the water.

Of course, you have to get closer to the object by one inch. In return, you get a much sharper macro with plenty of depth of field (assuming you have a capable flash like the Nikon SB-900).

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post #502 of 642 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, that's great, but thats because the 85 is a DX lens, so the crop factor is built into the MFD. I'm using a full frame camera, so the 85 is rather useless to me. I can't speak for crop cameras, and they're not the 35mm standard, so I don't include them in my postings.

And yes, you can save a bunch of money on the older 105mm macro, but you need a camera with the screw drive autofocus motor built in, which frankly, not a lot of people have. Lots of D3100s and D5100s on here.
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post #503 of 642 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 03:24 AM
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Yeah, that's great, but thats because the 85 is a DX lens, so the crop factor is built into the MFD. I'm using a full frame camera, so the 85 is rather useless to me. I can't speak for crop cameras, and they're not the 35mm standard, so I don't include them in my postings.

And yes, you can save a bunch of money on the older 105mm macro, but you need a camera with the screw drive autofocus motor built in, which frankly, not a lot of people have. Lots of D3100s and D5100s on here.
Your postings actually recommended against the 85mm. Since most of the DSLR users are using crop cameras including the D3100 and D5100, the 85mm is a bargain for them.
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post #504 of 642 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 04:38 AM Thread Starter
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Your postings actually recommended against the 85mm. Since most of the DSLR users are using crop cameras including the D3100 and D5100, the 85mm is a bargain for them.
Yeah, but don't forget, the 105 is an FX lens, so when you use it on a DX body you get the crop factor, so it creates even more working distance than when used on an FX body, so the 105 is still the better lens.
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Yeah, but don't forget, the 105 is an FX lens, so when you use it on a DX body you get the crop factor, so it creates even more working distance than when used on an FX body, so the 105 is still the better lens.
Ha, ha... I wish you were right. But the working distance to achieve a 1:1 macro magnification is the same even though you are using an FX lens on a DX body.

If you were right, applying an FX macro lens on a DX body would have given more than 1:1 magnification. But did you see Nikon making that claim? Or do you think Nikon's marketing department is asleep.
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Oh really? I didn't think it would affect the magnification ratio, just the working distance. Guess I'm wrong, oh well!
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post #507 of 642 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 11:26 PM
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Oh really? I didn't think it would affect the magnification ratio, just the working distance.
The lenses mentioned here were not designed to behave in that way.
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post #508 of 642 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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post #509 of 642 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 09:12 PM
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post #510 of 642 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 02:28 PM
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Count me in. I've had mine D90 for a few years now but ever use it much except for kids activities with the stock 18-105 lens. I am just slowly getting my feet into macro photography so I just picked up a used Sigma 105mm 2.8 to start playing

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