50mm or macro lens
Primes offer superior image quality because they incorporate fewer moving elements compared to zooms. For close-ups of autumn foliage you’ll need a macro lens. A focal length of around 100mm means you can shoot comfortably from further away, compared to 50mm macro lenses. We love Nikon’s AF-S 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF VR Micro, which is stabilized for sharper handheld shots. It also maintains sharpness at narrow apertures, which you need in macro shooting to capture anything more than an extremely narrow depth of field.