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Sunday, February 13, 2011

What should be next? Macro or Teleconverter?

My next acquisition, thanks to my wife, will probably one of the two items as listed below. Either a macro lens or a teleconverter (for my 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII). Whichever one I choose will be in my possession in April of 2011.

I am still vascillating between either one of them and it's hard to make up my mind over which one I could use more, as I could conceivably use both of them.

AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED $829.99 (retail @ Lens & Shutter)


  • 1. I could shoot images close up that I have never shot before.

  • 2. I could go up to Holland Park and be able to get in close to those flowers that I've always wanted to shoot close up

  • 3. The 105mm can double as a great portrait lens if I need it.

  • The CONS:

  • 1. The price.

  • Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III $599.99 (retail @ Broadway Camera)

    The PROS:

  • 1. I've always wanted to be able to shoot beyond 300mm range, the TC-20EIII will allow me to get out to 400mm

  • 2. I'll be able to use this as a stop gap lens until I get the 600mm and be able to shoot decent images of eagles and other raptors.

  • 3. This teleconverter will satisfy my desire to go LONG and be able to be flexible in my wildlife shooting.

  • The CONS:

  • 1. My desire to shoot macro.

  • As you can see this is driving me freakin' insane.  Well, no one ever said decisions were easy.  ~sigh~

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