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03-28-2009, 09:37 PM   #1
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Nissin 100mm AF Macro - What is it?

I popped my head into my local camerahouse today and I was browsing through their (not horrible) selection of Pentax Lenses. Some lovely DA* on display, shining their gold rings.

In the back of the cabinet, at the bottom, hidden away was a box with "Nissin 100mm AF Macro" written on it. It was heavily reduced to $199 AUD.

I didn't want to bother anyone so I made a mental note and came home.

When I got home I tried googling it and found nothing, nada, zip. Seems Nissin make flashes.

What is this thing? Maybe I read something wrong and it's a flash, but the box was certainly lens proportions.

Anyone shed some light on the situtation? Bargain of the century?

03-28-2009, 09:41 PM   #2
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Maybe it is a clone of the Vivitar/Cosina/Pheonix 100mm f3.5 Macro lens? They were pretty cheaply made compared to Pentax lenses but they still produced nice images.

I don't have a good link for you regarding those but googling for it should bring some decent results.

Hope it helps,
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03-28-2009, 09:54 PM   #4
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Maybe I'll just take my camera in next time I'm there and see what it can do (or what the hell it is).

I doubt it's going anywhere anytime soon.

Any other info people might have would be great.

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A while back there was a Nissin ring flash listed on a Finnish auction site, maybe it was originally meant for the lens in question?
03-29-2009, 01:33 AM   #6
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The plot thickens!

I'm starting to get even more curious now.
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