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macrophotography with Nikon dSLRs

Nikon macro:

auto-focus lenses

  • AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D
  • AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D ED
    • in 2008, Nikon updated their 60mm macro lens by adding 2 aspherical lenses to reduce aberrations, improved coating to reduce flare, additional ED glass to reduce chromatic aberration, 9-blade diaphragm for better bokeh, IF design so lens length doesn't change and SWM AF for quiet AF.
    • 1:1 macro; 62mm filter;
  • AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G VR
  • AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4D
  • AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF SWM
    • VRII - 4 stops; non-rotating front with 62mm filter; 1:1; 9 blade diaphragm; 790g;
    • AF does not work with teleconverters but VR & AE do.
  • Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di Macro:
    • this version introduced late 2008
    • built-in AF motor allows AF use on entry level Nikons
    • 1:1 macro on FX with closest focus of 0.29m
    • The AF mode does not function when the NII mount is used with the early AF cameras with the built-in AF motor.
    • The NII mount in the Di series are not equipped with an aperture ring.
    • original SP 90mm macro lens developed in 1979, revised in 2004 for Di (designed for digital - mainly meaning new coatings to reduce internal flare)
  • Tamron SP 60mm f/2.0 1:1 Di II Macro for DX:

manual focus lenses

macro flashes for Nikon

  • Nikon R1C1 Wireless Close-up Speedlight System:
    • includes 2 x Nikon SB-R200 twin lights:
      • can be tilted up to 60deg towards lens & 45deg away from lens
      • 6sec recycling time; white LED target light;
      • 3V CR123A lithium battery;
    • includes Nikon SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander
      • infrared to 20m for SB-800, SB-600 flashes & 4m for SB-R200
      • i-TTL flash ratio control
      • AF assist illuminator
      • 3V CR123A lithium battery; 160g;
    • optional:
      • Nikon SX-1 Master Attachment:
        • accommodates up to 8 x SB-R200 lights off camera or 4 on camera
      • Nikon SY-1 Lens adapter rings:
        • available for 52mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm filter threads
      • Nikon SW-C1 Flexible Arm Clip
      • Nikon SW-11 Extreme Closeup Positioning Adapter
      • Nikon SW-12 diffuser
      • Nikon AS-20 speedlight stands
      • Nikon SJ-2 Color filter set
  • Nikon R1 Wireless Close-up Speedlight System:
    • for cameras with built-in Speedlights with Commander mode: D200, D70s, D70
    • same kit as R1C1 but no SU-800 commander although this can be purchased for control of SB-800/SB-600 flashes.
  • NB. no Nikon ring flash available but see:
    • Sigma EM-140DG Macro Ring Flash:
      • dual flash tubes down to 1/64th intensity control; GN 14m; modelling light; high-speed syncro function; exposure compensation;
      • wireless TTL to control a Sigma EF-500 flash unit via cord to hotshoe-mounted controller unit
      • lens adapters for 55mm, 58mm included with optional 52mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm & 77mm
      • 4xAA batteries; 430g;
photo/nikon_macro.txt · Last modified: 2013/04/02 10:54 by gary1

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