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« on: January 24, 2008, 04:45 »
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I have a limited budget and I need a good macro lens for stock photography. I am considering buying a used lens from ebay. Does anyone have any experience with any of these lenses? I have a Nikon D80.

Tokina AT-X 100mm PRO D F2.8 MACRO

Tamron AF SP 90mm f2.8 Di MACRO

Sigma MACRO 105mm f/2.8 EX DG

Assuming they will all sell for similar money, which one will give me more bang for my buck. The Tokina seller is local to me, so I can collect and minimize the risk of being ripped off.


« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2008, 06:50 »
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I have a limited budget and I need a good macro lens for stock photography. I am considering buying a used lens from ebay. Does anyone have any experience with any of these lenses? I have a Nikon D80.

Tokina AT-X 100mm PRO D F2.8 MACRO

Tamron AF SP 90mm f2.8 Di MACRO

Sigma MACRO 105mm f/2.8 EX DG

Assuming they will all sell for similar money, which one will give me more bang for my buck. The Tokina seller is local to me, so I can collect and minimize the risk of being ripped off.

Then I would buy the Tokina. They are all good, and you will probably not see any difference.

dk

« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2008, 09:32 »
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Will the autofocus work with these lenses on a Nikon? I think it's useful for macro. Also there's a nice page page on flickr about macro lenses where people have posted examples of each lens but i just can't find it right now.

« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2008, 10:38 »
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Will the autofocus work with these lenses on a Nikon?

On all Nikons except D40/D40X. On those, the only macro-lenses that will AF are the Nikkor 105 AF-S VR and the Sigma 150 HSM, none of them particularly cheap.

vonkara

« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2008, 10:50 »
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I have the Sigma 150 f/2.8 and I agree that the Sigma 105 would be a good choice. I'm happy whit the Sigma product so far

« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2008, 11:35 »
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I also have the Sigma 150mm f2.8 and it's a cracking good lens. I hear the 105mm is possibly even better.

dk

« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2008, 16:31 »
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Thanks epixx for your reply. I found the link i was talking about earlier.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/macro/discuss/72157600102288461/

« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2008, 07:48 »
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I have the Sigma 105 f/2.8, 50 f/2.8, and 17-70 F2.8-4.5. I'm very happy at the moment with these Sigma macro lenses.


 

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