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08-30-2014, 11:59 PM   #1
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Oh dear oh dear oh dear -

I had to buy another Macro Lens , This time a Tamron SP 90mm F2.5 manual focus ..

I sat there after the deed wondering how many Macro lenses I actually owned :



Pentax A 100mm F4 Dental Macro lens ( You want one ) .. This is a very nice lens ...



Vivitar 90mm Macro lens , I havent really put this one through its paces as yet .



My first Pentax Macro lens ... Pentax M 50mm F4 , used a lot but still in good internal condition .. Anyone know where to get a new rubber / plastic grip for the focus ...?



Another Pentax M 50mm F4 , this one is much nicer on the outside ..



Sigma 90mm F2.8 for my D3200



Sigma 50mm F2.8 1:1 ( you want one )



Sigma 90mm F2.8 1:2 PK mount ,



Panagor 90mm F2.8



Vivitar 135mm F2.8 1:2 , if mem serves ( Sharp )



Promaster 100mm F3.5 , ( Plastic Fantastic ) Feels cheap , its noisy , but damn it can take pictures ( You want one )



Pentax M 100mm F4 , a nice lens , and still found at good prices .



Sigma 17-70 F2.8 Macro . ( Nice lens )

Ok I forgot a few lenses , like my new Tamron 90mm AF macro lens on my K50 , + several other lenses with Macro printed on them ( My bad )
Come summer Im going to give all the macro lenses in my collection a work out , and see what is and what is not .
I can tell you here and now , you see a cheap Promaster 100mm Macro lens Mint in the box and you dont have one , this lens takes amazing pictures for around $100

Oh well , another lens on the way to be added to my small collection :





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What? No DA35 macro?
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Nope , Wish list is probably longer than the list of lenses I own ...
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Damn , that's a lot of Macro lenses.

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And you have not even mentioned the 18-55mm kit lens(es) and +++++dioptres. Yes, I know they are not really macros but they do a good impersonation.

BTW, I assume you meant "close focus" rather than "close ficus" in you sig line.
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Ooooh SNAP !

Thanks , ill get on that ASAP


Thank you , my typing sux's , the o and the i are too close ...

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QuoteOriginally posted by rayallen Quote
And you have not even mentioned the 18-55mm kit lens(es) and +++++dioptres. Yes, I know they are not really macros but they do a good impersonation.

BTW, I assume you meant "close focus" rather than "close ficus" in you sig line.
That would = a lot more lenses ! to be included ..
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LBA Lens Buying Anally, I feel for you
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Actually that should be LBS , Lens buying sickness ...
My problem is CUI , catch up ittis ... 30 Years of Macro to catch up on ...
My CUI is pretty much cured for Pentax Bodies ..
But Lens CUI is not cured as yet , maybe a shot of penicillin , or a lottery win to cure it ( ill go lottery win )

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I snagged 2 more lenses yesterday ICDWTPOG (I Cant Do Without This Piece Of Glass) got me.


Danger Will Robinson click click click
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Thank you guys, you all make me feel so normal. Most photographers I now in the real world, who are satisfied with two or three zooms think I'm crazy .
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There are those who are happy to be spoon fed third party information , and then there are those who are only interested in first hand information ( Thats me )
I simply need to know for myself .. So many legendary lenses , so much third party information .
My goal is to own the best possible macro lens I can afford ( within my budget ) , And to see for myself , what is just what .
This summer I will put all the lenses through their paces as well my small collection of Tele Macro Converters ...

Top results will stay in my possession , while the lenses that dont quite shine like jewels will be passed onto ebay .
I already have a feeling the tele macro converters with decent glass ( 50mm Lens ) just might spank the dedicated macro lenses ..
Hmmm , that Saitex 3x tele macro converter with a Ricoh f1.7 50mm was insanely sharp ..

Will be a interesting summer I think .
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Thank you guys, you all make me feel so normal. Most photographers I now in the real world, who are satisfied with two or three zooms think I'm crazy .
Agreed
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QuoteOriginally posted by old4570 Quote
I had to buy another Macro Lens , This time a Tamron SP 90mm F2.5 manual focus ..

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Admire. How you persuade your wife to buy so many similar stuffs? :-) But frankly speaking, it is very attempting to buy old macro lens as almost all the Macro lenses (1:2/1:1) are not bad at all, for any brand. Many of them are very sharp from center to corner if stepped down. There have too many legendary macro lenses in the used market with relative cheap price.
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No Pentax FA50 and DFA 100. Surprising gaps in such a fine collection.
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When you are ready to simplify sell them all and buy a DFA 100 WR
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