Can you help a girl out? It’s time I invest in my very first real macro lens. I think Nikon calls it Micro, right? Not sure why, but I really feel that spring time is macro lens time. Getting down and dirty on muddy floors just so I can photography a few flowers. Yup, that’s the life!
I love taking close-ups. Now that it’s almost summer I really want to start doing some macro work. Been looking around for a decent lens, but because they’re pretty expensive—especially the Nikon lenses—I’m careful with hasty decisions. My current (Old. Really old) lens does have a macro function, which comes in handy with food photography but isn’t not really all that. It’s basically optimized for focus but it’s nothing you can shoot serious macro work with.
To all you macro photographers out there: what brand do you own, what focal-length, and what are the pro’s and con’s in your opinion?