turning my 50mm macro into a 100mm macro

mike wilson m.9.wilson at ntlworld.com
Fri Oct 2 10:56:45 EDT 2009


---- Adam Maas <adam at mawz.ca> wrote: 
> 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

Only the older, adaptall, f2.5.  The later, f2.8, autofocus version goes to 1:1.

> 
> 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
> > CheekyGeek
> > Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 11:17 PM
> > To: Pentax-Discuss Mail List
> > Subject: Re: turning my 50mm macro into a 100mm macro
> >
> >
> > 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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