turning my 50mm macro into a 100mm macro

Adam Maas adam at mawz.ca
Fri Oct 2 08:13:04 EDT 2009


Only problem with the Tamron SP 90 is that you need a 1:1 adapter or
2x SP TC to get 1:1. Otherwise it's a superb lens as both a macro and
a short tele. I'm rather fond of mine.

-Adam

On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 7:18 AM, J.C. O'Connell <hifisapi at gate.net> wrote:
> The 90mm f2.5 Tamron SP macro adapatall2 lens ususally
> sells for under $200 on ebay and is a great lens in itself,
> especially at that price.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: pdml-bounces at pdml.net [mailto:pdml-bounces at pdml.net] On Behalf Of
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> Subject: Re: turning my 50mm macro into a 100mm macro
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> 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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