Nikon Macro Lenses 60mm f/2.8G, 105mm f/2.8G and 200mm f/4D

Grevillia, Robyn Gordon

I shoot close up images a lot with Macro lenses (in Nikon language Micro lenses) and have decided to list here, some of the lesser known details of the current Nikon full frame Micro lenses. The closest focusing distance in the figures below, is the distance between the subject and the front element of the… Continue reading Nikon Macro Lenses 60mm f/2.8G, 105mm f/2.8G and 200mm f/4D

The Versatile Nikon AF Nikkor 200mm f/4D IF ED Micro Lens

Superb Parrot

If there is one lens that I love more than the others it is the Nikkor 200mm f/4D Micro lens. This is an excellent lens with superb image quality at both close up ranges and also at distance, this lens is relatively heavy compared to other current modern lenses but I find myself reaching for… Continue reading The Versatile Nikon AF Nikkor 200mm f/4D IF ED Micro Lens

A Review Using The Nikon Nikkor 200mm f/4D IF ED Micro AF Lens For Birds

Pied Butcher Bird (Immature)

Most photographers would not think to use a Macro lens for capturing images of birds. But for the following three images of the Pied Butcher Bird (Immature), the Rainbow Lorikeet and the Scaley Breasted Lorikeet below I have used the Nikon Nikkor 200mm f/4.0D IF ED Micro AF lens. For these three images I was… Continue reading A Review Using The Nikon Nikkor 200mm f/4D IF ED Micro AF Lens For Birds

Focus Stacking With The Nikon 200mm Micro Lens

What is Focus Stacking? Focus stacking is essentially capturing a series of multiple images with the camera and focussing on areas of the subject from the closest to the furtherest distance of the subject and getting multiple image in between. Then all the images are combined into a single final image. I use the set… Continue reading Focus Stacking With The Nikon 200mm Micro Lens

Using Nikon Macro Lenses for Nature Photography

Beautiful images can be captured by getting close to nature. The images below have been captured as you would expect, with a Macro (Micro in Nikon terminology) lens. With macro images you can freeze action using electronic flash, flash is very useful for macro photography as apertures of f/11 to f/16 are used to get… Continue reading Using Nikon Macro Lenses for Nature Photography

Nikon, Nikkor 200mm f/4D IF ED AF Micro Lens Review

The auto focus version of this lens is quite a lot bigger than its older brother manual version. It is heavier and physically bigger, however the biggest benefit is the superb optical quality of this lens. In the area of image quality it leaves little to be desired. The auto focus action of this lens is quite slow, as are most of the Micro lenses, but auto focus would rarely be used when this lens is used for close up images where it excells.

Macro Photography

Macro photography is taking close up pictures of small objects. Generally the best camera for Macro photography is the Single Lens Reflex (SLR), as the view through the viewfinder is the same as that which appears on the cameras sensor.
Here we will also consider some of the method to get close up and some of the formulae used in close up photography, when using dioptre lenses, extension tubes and bellows units.