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    Micro 55mm Nikkor

    with an extension tube. This is my first try at macro, I really like it. Now all I need is a calibrated monitor.




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    Hi Michael,

    The photos look very good for a first time attempt. What were you using for film. Keep shooting.

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    This lens is a legend, known for its razor sharp renderings. Have fun.

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    Nice. Very nice!

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    Thanks all. I don't know alot about Nikon stuff yet, I have a Nikon extension that has no glass in it and one with glass. I haven't tried the one with glass yet.

    nature, I really dropped the ball here bad. I hope I don't get wacked, I forgot what website I was at. I normally use old Nikkormats and Reala but I recently got a D70s to play with and used it.

    In my defense I rarely use it, I haven't found a camera yet I like more than my Nikkormat F2T. It's black and makes me look cool.

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    I am tempted to believe that Nikon with the 55mm Micro Nikkors from 3.5 forward did more for the popularity of macro lenses than all of the other brands combined.
    Claire (Ms Anne Thrope is in the darkroom)

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    I've heard good things about those lenses myself. I'm currently considering getting the new Nikkor Micro 105 VR lens, but haven't heard too much about it, other than complaints that the VR doesn't work for closeups (gee, that is what tripods are for).
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    My Micro Nikkor 55 is the old one, someone had it AIed. I think it's one of the best lens I own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelHarris View Post
    My Micro Nikkor 55 is the old one, someone had it AIed. I think it's one of the best lens I own.

    Mine is also an oldish one converted to AI. Excellent sharp lens, but avoid stopping down to f32 as there is noticeable diffraction setting in – that certainly takes the gilt off the gingerbread!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Kelham View Post
    Mine is also an oldish one converted to AI. Excellent sharp lens, but avoid stopping down to f32 as there is noticeable diffraction setting in – that certainly takes the gilt off the gingerbread!




    Richard
    Um, Richard, the smallest aperture that it makes sense to use depends a bit on magnification. At 1:1, the effective f/number is twice the f/number set. Since the most resolution obtainable is ~ 1500/effective, if we set the aperture to f/32 at 1:1 the best we can hope for is not much better than 20 lp/mm.

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