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02-09-2009, 10:57 AM   #16
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How did it go?

I noticed that the ebay auction ended... did you sell it successfully?

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02-09-2009, 01:50 PM   #17
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$100 Price Cut

Hey everyone, the lens didn't sell on eBay at $1795. I've cut the price of the lens to $1790 here and can also add two Rokunar 58mm filters to the deal, one linear polarizer and one UV.

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Oh man... I'm looking for a good manual macro lens, but am considering something cheapish... but when I saw this... gawd! now I won't be able to sleep!

bump for a great lens!
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Marcus, your butterfly shots are sheer beauty, great job✌

Thanks for the bump LB, I sure didn't intend to make people loose sleep§

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Just shot with A200 macro, a little PP with picassa.

Bump.

Marcus
QuoteOriginally posted by leadbelly Quote
Oh man... I'm looking for a good manual macro lens, but am considering something cheapish... but when I saw this... gawd! now I won't be able to sleep!

bump for a great lens!


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One Hundred dollar price cut to bring the price of the lens down to $1695.

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More Images from this Lens

Hello everyone,

Here are a few more images taken with this lens.

Cheers,

Jerry

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original from K10 d, not PP/ uncropped. I use this lens more than any other macro lenes I own, including voigtlander macro. I am surprise no one is making offers at the current asking price.

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original from K10 d, not PP/ uncropped. I use this lens more than any other macro lenes I own, including voigtlander macro. I am surprise no one is making offers at the current asking price.

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Hello Marcus,

Man you have some of the best insect images I've ever seen. I've been wanting to ask if all your shots are outdoors searching for subjects in their habitat or do you sometimes capture the insects & bring them into a sort of studio setting. I read once where a photographer captured butterflies with a net & then would put them into a cooler for 15 or 20 minutes to put them into a dormant stage so as to be able to handle them & put them on the plant or location he wanted. He then said everything needed to be planned well as the butterflies wouldn't take very long to become active again.

Thanks for the bump Marcus.

Cheers,

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Hello, I am a long time member over at Steve's Pentax forums, and your lens has prompted me to emerge from lurk mode here. PM sent.

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Hi Jerry,

Perhaps this will help? A shameless bump... taken with it's successor, the FA* 200/4 macro. I haven't done much macro lately, and some are as far back as 2006:



Leafcutter Bee with friend:


Snowberry Clearwing Moth:


Harvestman with Lady Bug victim:


Yellow Tiger Swallowtail:


Bottom line: if you want reach, cropping ability and serious macro capabilities, seriously consider the 200mm macro in either flavor...

Cheers,
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Wow Mark...those are some excellent images the last one is definitely my favorite. That's a totally unique composition....the way the wings are down. The lines and how the wings are in like unison with the angle of the plant's stem and blossoms. Can't say enough of the impact that image has.

Thanks Mark,

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This is truely an amazing lens. I have sold it to gather funds for another lens late last year.

Here are some more images to support your cause.







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Learn from Roentarre

Thanks Roentarre,

Your images are fantastic. What I like most about your macro style is diving in there & getting in close. As you can see comparing my images....I'm stuck in the rut of showing the complete subject

Cheers,

Jerry

PS I especially like the snake shot:^)

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QuoteOriginally posted by LX60 Quote
Hello Marcus,

Man you have some of the best insect images I've ever seen. I've been wanting to ask if all your shots are outdoors searching for subjects in their habitat or do you sometimes capture the insects & bring them into a sort of studio setting. I read once where a photographer captured butterflies with a net & then would put them into a cooler for 15 or 20 minutes to put them into a dormant stage so as to be able to handle them & put them on the plant or location he wanted. He then said everything needed to be planned well as the butterflies wouldn't take very long to become active again.

Thanks for the bump Marcus.

Cheers,

Jerry
Most of my macro shots were taken in the neighbourhood, in the natural environment. You have just given my some ideas to catch the insects and freeze it for a moment and maybe spray some water droplets and thereafter capture with tubes and macro lens for extreme close-ups

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Hi Jerry,

Perhaps this will help? A shameless bump... taken with it's successor, the FA* 200/4 macro. I haven't done much macro lately, and some are as far back as 2006:



Leafcutter Bee with friend:


Snowberry Clearwing Moth:


Harvestman with Lady Bug victim:


Yellow Tiger Swallowtail:


Bottom line: if you want reach, cropping ability and serious macro capabilities, seriously consider the 200mm macro in either flavor...

Cheers,
Marc
Mark, absolutely stnning from FA 200. It is twice the value of A200 currently.

QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
This is truely an amazing lens. I have sold it to gather funds for another lens late last year.

Here are some more images to support your cause.







James,
1st and 2nd images is worth more than your lens if you have try to sell it. Absolutely beautiful.

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World economy must be worse than I thought when no one buys this lens!
If I just had the money...

Or does people realy hold back because they think they will miss autofocus? I'll easilly give up AF to get the optics and bokeh of this mythical A* lens.
 

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