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06-14-2010, 09:50 AM   #1
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Voigtländer releases Pentax KA mount 90mm F3.5 SL II close focus

Apo-Lanthar 90mm F3.5 SL II close focus for $674 USD equivalent. For Macro and manual focus fans this is a great deal. The faster Zeiss 100/2 ZK goes for a whopping $1788. Other options in autofocus include the Pentax FA-100/2.8 WR ($699), Tamron SP AF 90/2.8 Di ($409 w/$50 rebate!), and Sigma 105/2.8 EX DG ($479).

Personally I'd lean toward either the Tamron (for price) or the Voigtländer, assuming it reviews well and is comparable in quality to their other offerings. The Nokton 58/1.4 has outrageous bokeh and center sharpness - IMHO a steal compared to the Zeiss 50/1.4.

Not sure how others work but I rarely use AF for macro work anyway.

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The Cosina Voigtlander manual focus lenses are very well made.

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06-14-2010, 10:17 AM   #3
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It's $549 at Cameraquest.

I had the SL version. Beautiful, sharp lens. This one has a close-up lens with it as well, but for flowers, etc. it focuses close enough on its own.
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