Top 4 best macro lenses for Nikon DSLRs

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Macro photography is mainly used to refer to close-up photography which offers 1:1 magnification. In order to capture macro photographs, photographers have to stand as closely as possible with the subjects to get 1:1 magnification. However, sometimes, the photos do not turn out as they expect because of the unnatural perspective from being too darn close. To solve these akward moments, marcro lense were invented to focus at a distance close enough to your subject for it to reach 1:1 magnification.

In this article, we are going to list top 4 best macro lenses for Nikon DSLRs. If you are Nikon users who are finding a macro lense, here are the best selections for you.

1. Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105 mm 1:2.8G VR

Top 4 best macro lenses for Nikon DSLRs
Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105 mm 1:2.8G VR

Nikon AF S Micro-Nikkor 105 is an advanced version of the Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 with autofocus feature. Being able to compatible with all of Nikon’s modern auto-focusing DSLRs, Nikon AF S Micro-Nikkor 105 is the best option you should go for if you are finding an autofocus lense.

Highligh features:

  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Focal length: 105mm
  • Weight: 720 gr
  • Reproduction ratio: 1:1
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
  • 1:1 Magnification, 1′ Minimum Focus
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • VR Image Stabilization
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Offering possiblities of handheld macro shooting thanks to VR image stabilization system and a long focal length which allows photographers to shoot in distance, Nikon AF S Micro-Nikkor 10 will not disappoint you with stunning and lively macro photos.

Price:  $806.95

2. Nikon AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 40mm 1:2.8G

Top 4 best macro lenses for Nikon DSLRs
Nikon AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 40mm 1:2.8G

Nikon AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 40 mm is a 2 in 1 lense which can shoot both macro photos and daily photos. Its focal length is only 60 mm but still be able to offer 1:1 perspective from a close focusing distance.

Highlight features:

  • F-Mount Lens/DX Format
  • Focal length: 60mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Weight: 235 gr
  • 1:1 Magnification, 6.4″ Minimum Focus
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Super Integrated Coating
  • Close Range Correction System
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

Having full feature for a macro lense, Nikon AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 40 also offers a manual focusing override button which allows you to manually adjust the focus better.

Price: $276.95

3. Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm 1:2.8G ED

Top 4 best macro lenses for Nikon DSLRs
Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm 1:2.8G ED

Being designed for the full-frame sensor, Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60m is another popular micro lense of Nikkon.

Highlight Feature:

  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Focal Length: 60 mm
  • Weight: 428
  • One ED Element, Two Aspherical Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
  • 1:1 Magnification, 7.3″ Minimum Focus
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor with internal focusing mechanism helping the lense focus better. However, there is no image stablization system in this macro lense. Thus, shooting at a minimum shutter speed of 1/60 sec is suggested.

Price:  $596.95

4. Nikon AF Micro-NIKKOR 200mm F/4D IF-ED Lens

Top 4 best macro lenses for Nikon DSLRs
Nikon AF Micro-NIKKOR 200mm F/4D IF-ED Lens

Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm is a telephoto lense with 200mm focal length. With long focal length, this tele-lens is best suitable for birding and wildlife photography.

Highlight features:

  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Focal Length: 200mm
  • Weight: 1,180 gr
  • Super Integrated Coating
  • 1:1 Magnification, 1.6′ Minimum Focus
  • Close-Range Correction System
  • Fixed, Rotating Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

The long focal length with a max aperture of f/4 makes it become the sharpest lense listed here.

Price:  $1,139.00

Summary:

All the listed macro lenses here can achieve 1:1 magnification, but depending on the focal length, your working distance may be different. Therefore, before buying one, you should think about the focal length and how you want to use it.

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