1. Doti B

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    I have recently purchased a Nikon 60mm macro lens from a work colleague. Prior to this was experimenting using either the Nikon 28-105mm or extension tubes. I feel that now I have a dedicated 1:1 macro, that the tubes and 28-105mn are now surplus to my requirements. Would you agree or disagree ?
     
  2. Bobsyeruncle

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    Try the tubes with the macro lens.
    Are you never going to take anything other than macro shots?
    The 28-105 offers a lot more range and options unless you are never going to use that range.
    It's not a question that anyone else can really answer.
     
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  3. ancient_mariner

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    The 28-105 is a good lens, especially if stopped down. Keep it for when you need to photograph something other than macro.
     
  4. Doti B

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    Even though I have that range covered with the 24-120mm f4 ?
     
  5. Doti B

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    By the way I shoot dx I should have mentioned
     
  6. Bobsyeruncle

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    Should've mentioned you also have a 24-120 lens....
    We're not psychic :D
     
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  7. Doti B

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    Very true
     
  8. gerry s

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    What else would you expect from a gooner
     
  9. Doti B

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  10. ancient_mariner

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    What other kit do you have, and why are you using the 24-120 on Dx?
     
  11. Bobsyeruncle

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    Why not?
    I used it a lot on my D7000 when I had it.
    Was a great lens.
     
  12. Doti B

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    I have a Nikon D7000 at the moment but once funds allow will look to go FF hence trying to ensure the bulk of my kit is FFcompatible. Lenses I have are:
    Nikon 24-120 f4
    Nikon 28-105 macro f3.5-4.5
    Nikon 50 AF-D f1.8
    Nikon 80-200 f2.8
    Nikon 60 f2.8
    Tokina 12-24 f4
     
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  13. ancient_mariner

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    Because it's not as useful as, say, 16 or 18mm at the wide end for a walk-about lens, and would be a source of frustration for me.

    With that lot, unless there was a compelling reason to keep the 28-105 (i.e. it's smaller or produces better images than the 24-120) then I'd flog it.
     
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  14. Mike.P

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    If you get into macro properly then 1:1 won't be close enough so keep the extension tubes.
     
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