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By Thrillbilly
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ChaseChrome wrote:
Thrillbilly wrote:
ChaseChrome wrote:Hey Thrill: that a macro + an extension ring??
They're fine!!


No, I was just using my Nikon 60mm 2.8 macro.
gracias...on the hunt now
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If it were me knowing what I know now; I would go for the Nikon 105mm macro instead. Nothing wrong with the 60mm but the 105 gives you more working distance. All of my 1:1 stuff with the 60 is at around 3" from the subject. I may get the 105 and keep the 60 as a backup.
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By Tailer
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Your putting that 60 to good use Thrill. The great thing about the 105 is its versatility as a short, fast tele. I love mine, but may be looking to sell in the next month or so if you're interested.
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Thrillbilly wrote:

If it were me knowing what I know now; I would go for the Nikon 105mm macro instead. Nothing wrong with the 60mm but the 105 gives you more working distance. All of my 1:1 stuff with the 60 is at around 3" from the subject. I may get the 105 and keep the 60 as a backup.
Yep...the 105 allows for more distance for sure...I shoot most of my stuff in the studio so that added distance allows for lighting...
Thanks for chiming in gents.

Anyway...much enjoyment from this thread...good stuff!
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By Thrillbilly
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Tailer wrote:Your putting that 60 to good use Thrill. The great thing about the 105 is its versatility as a short, fast tele. I love mine, but may be looking to sell in the next month or so if you're interested.
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Thanks for the kind words, I am still very new to this. I may just have to take you up on that 105. The hard thing for me now is trying to decide what lenses I want to go with next. I really do not like my 55-200 so I was considering going with a 70-200 2.8 or spending less on the 70-300 VR and getting a short zoom as well to replace my destroyed 18-55 VR that took a swim.
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By Tailer
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The 70-200/2.8 is tough to beat, but it's a big lens. I'd make sure you want to carry something like that around before I bought it. The 70-300vr is a surprisingly good lens. I'd say out to 200mm at 5.6-8 it's about as good as the older 70-200/2.8. Obviously you lose a few stops and it's not great at 300mm, but it's a good deal smaller and lighter. I think a 70-300vr matched with the 105 would make a great pair personally. More versatile than the 70-200 and cheaper.
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By Thrillbilly
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Tailer wrote:The 70-200/2.8 is tough to beat, but it's a big lens. I'd make sure you want to carry something like that around before I bought it. The 70-300vr is a surprisingly good lens. I'd say out to 200mm at 5.6-8 it's about as good as the older 70-200/2.8. Obviously you lose a few stops and it's not great at 300mm, but it's a good deal smaller and lighter. I think a 70-300vr matched with the 105 would make a great pair personally. More versatile than the 70-200 and cheaper.

I hear you on that, it could be a pain in the ass to carry while out fishing etc. I may rent one and see how I like it first prior to making any final decisions. By the way what did you want for the 105 if you are going to part with it? Out of curiosity what are you going to replace it with?
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By Tailer
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Definitely rent one first. I've got one and I pretty much only use it if I'm getting paid or I am going out with the intention of shooting rather than with the intention of fishing or hunting or walking around with the wife or whatever. If I sell the 105 I'll probably list it for $750 on the bay, so I'd sell it on here for $700.

I mostly use the 105 for product stuff for work and I just got a 85 pc-e for that and with the 70-200 I have the fast short tele stuff covered so it has sort of become redundant. I haven't committed to selling it yet though because its such a damn fine lens and it makes a perfect two lens kit with my 28/1.8G when I want to travel light. It is a hell of a lens though:
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