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01-14-2009, 07:15 PM   #1
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Lester Dine..

Today I recieved a Lester Dine 2.8 Macro what I bought from a forum member.
I have had some other all metal bodied lenses, such as the 77mm limited.
But even still the weight, construction and design (the body is flawless) really really impressed me.

So of course I HAD to test the legendary sharpness of the lens... so here are some macro samples (between 1:2 and 1:1) at both f16 and f2.8 with the on-board flash...

F16 Canada Post Logo....


F2.8 Canada Post Logo


f16 Bear Nose


F2.8 Bear Nose


So not very scientific.... but I am impressed by the wide open performance of the lems.... Love the feel and am sure I am going to love the results!

Ps. The HUGE focus throw will take some time getting used to, but as a dedicated macro I'm sure it will be beneficial

01-14-2009, 07:47 PM   #2
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Now what we are all really waiting to see are some TEETH! After all, it is a dental lens

Seriously though, it looks like you have a fine tool there. It will likely bring you much enjoyment.

01-14-2009, 09:28 PM   #3
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You'll grow to love that long throw - excellent lens for portraiture, not just macro. Congrats.
01-16-2009, 07:26 AM   #4
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All of the images are missing?

01-16-2009, 08:07 AM   #5
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Cannot see them either. Please put your flickr name somewhere, or a link to your stream. Then we can check it there....

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