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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Small Bug Lens


Recommendations for Nikon DSLR crop sensor (D7200)? I have a lens for big bugs like dragonflies and butterflies (300 f4). Looking to do jumping spiders and other wee beasties.
I have flash (SB800) and the off camera cord (nikon).
Considering the Laowa brand.



Feb 23, 2023 at 08:04 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Small Bug Lens


You're right to consider Laowa. I think on that mount the 100mm 2.8 will work great. That lens goes to 2:1 and takes the Raynox 250 well, if you want/need that.


Feb 23, 2023 at 11:59 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Small Bug Lens


I agree with tsunathanh. The Laowa 100mm with the Raynox 250 is a very versatile combo and can be used for a variety of subjects.
Travis



Feb 23, 2023 at 08:46 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Small Bug Lens


Well, I found a good deal on a Tokina 100mm f2.8 ATX Pro CL. It was only $150. If it's ever been used, it must have been in a pretty sterile environment. Came with a couple of extension tubes also looking new. A 12 and 20mm and I think they are Kenko. The AF works with them.
I know this isn't an ideal small bug lens but I will try to make it work. What raynox adapter would work?



Feb 27, 2023 at 07:25 PM
 


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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Small Bug Lens


I think that lens will be just fine. And the extension tubes are a nice accessory so I think you did great. If you havenít read it yet there is a great post about using tubes that is worth a read.
As for the Raynox adapter most seem to use the DCR-250. And whatís cool about it is it can easily be added or removed which does offer some benefits. And while I would assume it will fit your lens (the adapter has a self adjusting mount) Iíd double check the specs of the lens and adapter just to be sure.
Travis



Feb 28, 2023 at 09:07 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Small Bug Lens


tfish wrote:
I think that lens will be just fine. And the extension tubes are a nice accessory so I think you did great. If you havenít read it yet there is a great post about using tubes that is worth a read.
As for the Raynox adapter most seem to use the DCR-250. And whatís cool about it is it can easily be added or removed which does offer some benefits. And while I would assume it will fit your lens (the adapter has a self adjusting mount) Iíd double check the specs of the lens and adapter just to be
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It should fit 55mm.



Mar 01, 2023 at 11:07 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Small Bug Lens


I would also recommend the Laowa route. Though I used to have the Tokina and did love it, you just aren't going to get as close to those types of subjects as you're going to want with just that.

This is a using the 100mm Tokina on a D7100 for a jumping spider I shot, not great but an idea of the magnification at least.








Mar 03, 2023 at 07:03 PM







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