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A great macro close up photo of a daisy

Macro lenses

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Nikon Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR

Nikon Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR

"I took this lens out for a test at the Conservator of Flowers in San Francisco and shot a number of close up flower photos. The results were beautiful! One of my orchid shots even got selected for Wordpress's front page "Freshly Pressed"."

 
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Nikon VR
 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Image stabilization Nikon VR
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Length 116 mm
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Max focal length 105 mm
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Min focal length 105 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 0.7 kg
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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon-f

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon-f

"The macro is incredible for flowers, butterflies, pretty much anything you would want to get 1:2."

 
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300 mm
 
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4.3x
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Focus motor None
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Length 119 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon-f

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon-f

"This is a good lens for the price. It is light enough to carry all day, it has macro capabilities and it is relatively fast on focusing. I use this lens for sports, challenged youth. It is also perfect for wildlife and closeups of plant life. I would recommend this lens."

 
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Great telephoto lens
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300 mm
 
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Great zoom range
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4.3x
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 4.3x
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Focus motor None
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Length 117 mm
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Max focal length 300 mm
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Min focal length 70 mm
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Aperture f/4
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Weight 458 g
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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

"Best lens I have bought in years. Of course, it produces great macros. But it can be used for portraits, even indoors. Portrait results blew me away."

 
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Canon IS
 
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Silent and fast
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Image stabilization Canon IS
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length n/a
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Max focal length 100 mm
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Min focal length 100 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 0.6 kg
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Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon-f

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon-f

"It is very sharp, and the colors are fantastic! love, love!"

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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor None
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Length n/a
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Max focal length 90 mm
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Min focal length 90 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 405 g
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Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

"More than satisfied with the sharp, fast focus, but even happier with portrait results."

 
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Silent and fast
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor Canon USM
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Length 70 mm
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Max focal length 60 mm
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Min focal length 60 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 335 g
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Canon 50mm f/2.5 Macro

Canon 50mm f/2.5 Macro

"really like this lens, love macro photography and this is not only good quality but it is a great price for what you get"

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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor None
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Length 64 mm
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Max focal length 50 mm
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Min focal length 50 mm
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Aperture f/2.5
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Weight 277 g
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Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon-f

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon-f

"It is easy to handle and user friendly."

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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor None
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Length 95 mm
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Max focal length 105 mm
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Min focal length 105 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 450 g
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Nikon Nikkor Micro 60mm f/2.8D

Nikon Nikkor Micro 60mm f/2.8D

"It is a great lens for macro and portraits"

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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor None
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Length 74 mm
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Max focal length 60 mm
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Min focal length 60 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 440 g
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G ED

"I use this lens for taking photos of jewelry for our gallery. It works great for closeups of small, shiny objects. Work will no longer go out the door without being photographed."

 
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Silent focus motor
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Silent and fast
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Image stabilization None
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Zoom range 1x
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Focus motor Nikon AF-S
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Length 73 mm
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Max focal length 60 mm
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Min focal length 60 mm
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Aperture f/2.8
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Weight 425 g