- Apr 4, 2005
Thanks for compliments. It's Nikon D80 with 18 - 135 mm lenses and as Dave noticed - also macro adapter from Raynox. Can't afford macro lenses at the moment, but this adapter works well too.
Very true..new and in a set they are quite pricey. I purchased a single used Nikon ring off ebay for about AUD$30. Try to find S/H ones, picked up for a song. I think your images are very good, quite sharp, but some have distinct barrel distortion - others seem quite good...might be the chosen aperture causing that.Yes Mark, but rings are like 3 times more expensive and in that case it makes more sence to buy macro lenses.
High shutter speed keeps it sharp, the 300mm Nikkor f4 is a good lens for macro, believe it or not. Diopters can be okay, but in my experience they tend to lose a little sharpness. You've got some good shots there. Love the well defined carinae on this species.Beautiful picture Mark How did you get it sharp with that big focal length while holding in hands?
however I still believe that it's worth buying lenses instead of rings. D50 with Nikkor 60 mm macro:
There are some cheaper alternatives form Sigma.