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Nikon R1C1 Close-up System Review

Time for macro Photography & I am ready to get out and shoot.
In the early days, one of my least favorite aspect of photography was flash, simply because I sucked at it, and normally got mixed results when I tried using it. Since discovering Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS) my Macro has improved.

TrueToad, Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Nikon 60mm f/2.8 AF-S Macro Lens Review

Nikon 60mm f2.8 AFS-S Micro-Nikkor Lens is a superb choice for your first intro into Macro. You may find others who state they don’t recommend this lens as a Macro due to the very close distance you must get to the subject in order to achieve 1:1, about 2 inches at the closest focus distance (1:1). The lens needs to be 2 inches from the subject for 1 to 1. I simply believe each lens offers a special interface between the camera and the user. I use most all focal lengths of Macro/Micros. 

TrueToad, Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sigma 150mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review

This is my review of the Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG HSM APO Macro (non-optical stabilization) version.
Pros:  Well made, very good quality and sharp.
Cons: The material that Sigma choose to coat this lens make the lens seem cheap, it feels like felt and wears poorly, the auto focus is not all that reliable.

In a nutshell, if your into Macro and need a medium reach lens - this is a serious contender, Sigma now makes an updated version of this lens.

TrueToad, Thursday, April 25, 2013

Nikon105mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review

One of the best micro macro lens available. By the way, Nikon uses the term Micro that basically means the same as Macro, go figure. Anytime i venture out into nature, you will almost always find me with this lens. Reasons are numerous but the bottom line is it is simply a very nice piece of glass. Not the mention it is rugged, two things you need out in the wild. Don't forget to get a reverse adapter!!

TrueToad, Thursday, November 24, 2011