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Orchid, Hawaiian Botanical Gardens


rarmstrong

Just north of Hilo, Big Island

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I have a friend who is going to Hawaii this month that won't be coming back with photographs nearly as beautiful as this!
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Kathy,

 

Thank you! This garden on the east side of the Big Island is really incredible. I came unprepared. I had my D300 and the "walk-around" 18-200mm Nikon lens that I bought 8 years ago with the camera. There were gorgeous flowers but the light was low and I should have had my 105 mm Macro lens. Anyway, I was able to get a few good shots in a visit that was too short.

 

Woody and Mike,

Thank you so much!

 

Dick

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Richard, I have the Nikon 18-200 mm lens also. I have considered buying the Nikon 40mm macro lens but not the 105mm macro. Your thoughts?
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Pierre,

 

Thank you!!!

 

Kathy,

 

The 18-200 on my D300 has served me well as an all around lens when I have to choose one to carry with me easily, but it has it's drawbacks, especially at the longer end. I love my 105 macro, which is also excellent for portrait shots. I have no experience with the 40mm macro and I guess it depends on what you are interested in shooting. I have a 30mm Sigma f1.4 that is excellent as a "standard" lens on the DX body. Browse the discussions in the Nikon forum about your possible choices and you'll get a lot of good information.

 

Dick

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