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How to click close macro photos with Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro Lens?

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This lens is not a true macro lens. It provides a magnification of 1:2 only, while true macro lenses provide 1:1 (life-size)magnification. So you won't be able to do very close macros with this lens. This lens has a Macro switch to enable you to switch to the Macro or normal mode.

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Unfortunately, this lens is not supported by the D40 due to Nikon's unfortunate decision to leave out the autofocus motor from this camera.  This is why I tell folks not to waste their money on the D40 - access to the many, many, many lenses that Nikon has made over the years, many of which are available used for a substantial savings, is lost on this camera.  The only Nikon lenses that work are AF-S lenses, and some third party lenses that have their own internal motors.  I got a list of Sigma lenses that are compatible with the D40 for you:
The list of compatible Sigma lenses for the Nikon D40 as of the current date is as follows:
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  • 500mm EX DG
  • 800mm f5.6 EX DG
from here:  http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1177682545.html
Sorry for the bad news.  The cheaper thing at this point may be to sell the D40 and get a D80.  I personally have a D70S, but that is no longer made.  

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