turning my 50mm macro into a 100mm macro

CheekyGeek cheekygeek at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 23:16:57 EDT 2009


The 105mm Series 1 Macro is the same as the Kiron 105mm macro and
should sell for the same price (from what I've seen around $300).

Another higher priced option that people seem to speak highly of is
the Tamron SP 90mm macro.

On 2/22/09, Christian <christian at skofteland.net> wrote:
> Larry Colen wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 07:13:20PM -0500, Adam Maas wrote:
>>
>> # > So, I just thought I'd check out the level of interest in the 50 and
>> # > see if anyone as a 100 that they're thinking of selling.
>> # >
>> # >
>> #
>> # Buy a Kiron/Lester Dine or Vivitar 105mm f2.8 in KA form for much
>> cheaper?
>>
>> OK, what are the options for 100mm-ish macros that also work well as
>> general purpose lenses? What are their strengths and weaknesses?
>>
>
> 105mm f2.5 Vivitar Series 1 macro.  An outstandingly sharp lens and
> usually relatively inexpensive on the used market.  On the LX and *ist D
> I used it as a general purpose short tele, portrait lens and it was a
> perfect 1:1 macro lens.
>
> Christian
>
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