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8 best Macro Lenses for Nikon cameras

Nikon is a well-known brand in the world of photography, and their macro lenses are no exception. These lenses are specifically designed for capturing close-up images of small objects. In this article, we'll take a look at 8 of the best Nikon macro lenses available on the market.

Macro Lenses for Nikon

  1. Nikon AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED This lens is a versatile option for both macro and portrait photography. The 60mm focal length makes it a great option for capturing small objects while also being able to capture full-body portraits. The fast aperture of f/2.8 allows for beautiful bokeh in portraits and excellent low-light performance. (price approx. €600)

  2. Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR This lens is a great option for those who use DX format cameras. The 85mm focal length makes it a great option for capturing small details and the fast aperture of f/3.5 makes it a great option for low-light conditions. The VR (Vibration Reduction) feature helps to reduce camera shake and the ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass helps to reduce chromatic aberration and improve image sharpness. (price approx. €480)

  3. Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G This lens is similar to the previous one but specifically for DX format cameras. It's compact, lightweight and has fast aperture of f/2.8 making it an ideal lens for capturing small details and low-light conditions. (price approx. €317)

  4. Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro This lens is a popular option for Nikon photographers and features optical stabilization and a fast aperture of f/2.8. (price approx. €400)

  5. Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro This lens is known for its sharpness and fast aperture of f/2.8. It's also a budget-friendly option for those looking for a third-party macro lens. (price approx. €560)

  6. Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro This lens is another budget-friendly option that offers a fast aperture of f/2.8 and manual focus for more control over your shots. (price approx. €350)

  7. Zeiss Milvus 2/100M - ZF.2 This lens is a premium option from Zeiss and offers a fast aperture of f/2 and manual focus. It's considered one of the sharpest lens in the market. (price approx. €1590)

  8. Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO This lens is unique as it offers 2:1 magnification and it's apochromatic design helps to reduce chromatic aberration, resulting in sharper images. (price approx. €660)

  9. Bonus: Kenko Extension Tubes These are not lenses but rather tubes that can be mounted between your camera body and lens to increase the magnification of your lens, they are more budget friendly option for macro photography (price approx. €155)

(all prizes last time checked January 2023)


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