Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Southern Indiana
Which would you buy?
I'm having a little trouble getting good aquarium pics out of my Nikon D300.
This is partly a problem of tank location and lens availability.
I currently have:
18-200 VR f/3.5-5.6
AF-S 50 f/1.8
I'll first say that I am terrible at low-light photography. I just haven't had a lot of practice.
I can get close to the tank with the 18-200, but it's still pretty slow.
With the 50, I have to back up through a doorway to get the tank in frame.
I've tried every (seemingly) combination of ISO, shutter speed, and exposure compensation to get it right. Even with the filter turned off, my fish are blurry (neon streaks!)
I think it comes down to: I need a faster lens that I can get closer to the tank with (and get more light).
I'm looking at (but feel free to suggest something else):
AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G
Since I don't have a macro lens yet, I would love to get in the game with Nikon's least expensive macro. But will it work well for my aquarium photos? Anyone have this lens and can give me a good review?