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new camera to buy or not - Brightcolours - 06-02-2011

[quote name='wojtt' timestamp='1306952649' post='8980']

Right, assuming you work with the AF-S 60 and/or 105 micros you'd be fine with the Nikon 5100, swivel LCD helping in case of live view focusing. I wonder though, what's wrong with the D3's imaging for the purpose of macro photography ? <img src='http://forum.photozone.de/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />


Nothing, I suspect. But, like you get "more tele" (1.5x crop factor) with APS-C in the frame, you get a bigger bug (1.5x crop factor) in the frame too. So, maximum achievable enlargement of the subject to an image is larger than with full frame.

new camera to buy or not - Steinar1 - 06-03-2011

You have the best camera. Buy a good macro lens, like a Nikon 200mm f4. Much less hassle than a second camera with les quality !

new camera to buy or not - Guest - 06-05-2011

[quote name='Vieux loup' timestamp='1307107779' post='9016']

You have the best camera.


Not for macro purposes. Macro photography is usually tripod based, so you don't need the high-ISO capabilities and fast focusing of the D3. A D5100 or D7000 will gain him more resolution and a higher effective reproduction ratio (compared to FX).

new camera to buy or not - warwick - 06-08-2011

thank you too everyone who reply. i got d7000 so i can put a marco camera together and went i see a photo i like i get the camera and click and have photo without replace the lens on the camera

agaim thank you for reply everyone