I'm starting from scratch with my lenses for the D3, and the next step is a macro lens. To this end I visited Robert White on Tuesday to have a proper look at the zeiss lenses (the obvious choice I thought). They are LOVELY, and I came within an inch of buying the 100mm f2 on the spot; but it was expensive, and the focusing throw was very big at close range.
Worth mentioning that I don't use macro for product, but for plants and detail shots at close range.
Today I dug out an old 28-105 Nikon lens, which has a useable macro option and took it out for an hour or so to aid the thinking process.
It was a typical day in the UK - drab, grey and with a light breeze - everything was moving back and forth . . . .even the old autofocus on the lens made it possible to get decent shots, with the manual focus on the Zeiss lens I wouldn't have had a prayer.
So, I guess I'm off to get the nikkor 105 AFS VR.
here are a couple of samples from our drab day (auto ISO is a REAL bonus here).
Coming in to land:
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