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    Critical Macro work

    A friend asked me this and I told him (gack) I would ask youse guys.

    Is there a fixed focal length macro lens that will allow metering with a Nikon D (gack, again) 40x, with or without an adapter?
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

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    Yes, the 60mm f/2.8D and AF-S lenses will meter, but only the newer AF-S version will autofocus with the D40X. Same thing goes for the 105mm lens; the older D version and the AF-S version will both meter properly, but only the AF-S will retain autofocus capabilities.

    There are some third-party lenses that will work as well, however like I said above, they will autofocus only if the lens itself has a focusing motor (think Sigma's HSM, etc.).

    Any of manual focus lenses (AI or pre-AI) won't meter and will only function in S or M modes.

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    Af isn't as necessary with Macro. The Tamron 90mm AF is another great lens, as well as the Nikkor 55mm f2.8 (I think they made an AF version). I personally use the older 55mm f3.5 and MF Tamron 90mm f2.5 for macro purposes. They're great lenses, and they AF variants are good as well from what I've heard.

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    Many thanks. His big concern is metering. I shall pass you news on to him.
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA



 

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