Macro Gallery: Nikon’s 24-70mm as a Macro/Close-Up Lens

Hi everybody!  It’s been awhile since I’ve posted to my blog but I plan on posting many more photos and discussions of photography and environmental topics.  I’ve had my Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lens since May 2009 and it has proven to be an absolutely killer lens.  My only complaint is the weight it adds to my camera (+ camera bag).  With a flash it cannot be beat for portraits but it’s pushing 4 pounds.   That’s a lot to carry around your neck all day!  Nevertheless, the stellar image quality keeps me coming back to this beauty.

One of the things I have been doing with this lens is shooting macros/close-ups.  While these are not “true” macro shots (as in 1:1 size ratio), I’m referring to the 24-70’s close up abilities.  The wide aperture (f/2.8) and excellent sharpness and contrast have helped me obtain some nice close up shots with this lens.  The bokeh is top notch as well.

Below I’ve presented some recent close ups taken with the Nikkor 24-70mm.  All photos were taken with my D300.

Bee on Purple Flower

"Bee on Purple Flower"

The Universe in a Rain Drop

"The Universe in a Rain Drop"

Dandelion at f/2.8

"Dandelion at f/2.8"

Living in the Danger Zone

"Living in the Danger Zone"



~ by aaronburdick on February 25, 2010.

2 Responses to “Macro Gallery: Nikon’s 24-70mm as a Macro/Close-Up Lens”

  1. Stunningly beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing.

  2. These look great, I am getting this lens next week, I didn’t even think of it for close up work

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