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03/04/2016 10:01:22 PM · #1
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That's Sony's 90mm f/2.8 Macro lens. We haven't had a macro since we sold the Canon gear, so it's sort of a homecoming for us :-)
03/04/2016 10:55:03 PM · #2
Pretty sweet.
03/04/2016 11:11:19 PM · #3
Congratulations!!
03/04/2016 11:12:40 PM · #4
Looks like a beauty. Look forward to seeing some images from it.
03/05/2016 02:34:25 AM · #5
GAS again...?
03/05/2016 03:12:08 AM · #6
Nice!
03/05/2016 04:38:23 AM · #7
Might you be deploying it in a portrait role too? I know you were impressed by the Canon as a portrait lens.
03/05/2016 08:04:47 AM · #8
Very nice indeed!

Sony have been knocking it out the park for a while now. I recently got the 35mm f1.4 FE and it's sublime. Their new 85mm 1.4 GM looks astounding and is on my to-get list for later in the year. That and the recent Zeiss 21mm f2.8 Loxia. Once i've got those I think i'm pretty much done with new lenses! (yea, as if…)
03/05/2016 09:27:16 AM · #9
I'm looking forward to spring -- I really want to do some bug macros this year. I think Roz should come out and give lessons!
03/05/2016 11:04:36 AM · #10
Originally posted by tanguera:

GAS again...?

No, it's PAP: Planned Acquisition Program. I've been a good boy, biding my time, but there's been a maxro-sized hole in the bag since the Canons took flight. Plus, nothing really suitable for shallow DOF shots either. That's my story and I'm sticking to it :-)
03/05/2016 11:51:23 AM · #11
Look forward to seeing/hearing more.

I "need" another lens to go with my Sony :)
03/05/2016 12:10:56 PM · #12
Originally posted by Paul:

Might you be deploying it in a portrait role too? I know you were impressed by the Canon as a portrait lens.


Always nice to get new glass but when you sneak that SL in? let me know how you get on with it
03/05/2016 03:31:28 PM · #13
Congrats with the macro. Have fun and I'm looking forward to see the results.
03/06/2016 09:20:28 AM · #14
Looks slick, enjoy it.
03/06/2016 10:26:41 AM · #15
cool
03/06/2016 11:00:28 AM · #16
An exceptionally nice feature of this lens is that the focusing collar clicks backward to set the camera in manual focus mode, and forward for autofocus. Super-quick and intuitive. I haven't had a chance to shoot much yet, we've been occupied with getting things organized for a trip Penny's making this week. I do have a picture of the car's dashboard at f/2.8 LOL. I'll load that up :-)
03/06/2016 11:36:32 AM · #17
Actually, it's the knee of my Levis :-)

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The OOF areas on this lens are beautiful...
03/06/2016 12:38:52 PM · #18
and what a beautiful knee it is, no matter the lens.

03/06/2016 02:12:33 PM · #19
most provoking.
03/09/2016 03:17:37 AM · #20
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

An exceptionally nice feature of this lens is that the focusing collar clicks backward to set the camera in manual focus mode, and forward for autofocus. Super-quick and intuitive. I haven't had a chance to shoot much yet, we've been occupied with getting things organized for a trip Penny's making this week. I do have a picture of the car's dashboard at f/2.8 LOL. I'll load that up :-)


Congrats on the new acquisition! Interesting that Sony went that route with the clutch AF- Tamron had done it in the past with mixed reviews. I never got my hands on one to try it out in practice, though it seemed like an intuitive interface.
03/09/2016 10:39:09 AM · #21
Ya gonna have some fun with that! I do like the concept of the "clutch" AF switch as it lets you switch between AF and MF without leaving "shooting position." The Canon lens isn't bad in that respect; if you know where the switch is it can be operated with the thumb while the hand supports the lens, but it's not as intuitive as using the focus ring. I still miss having a aperture ring, which even Nikon has ditched with the G lenses.
03/09/2016 10:49:21 AM · #22
yeahhh macro land!!!!
I don't feel so alone now LOL Congrats on your new baby and have fun and enjoy it..

I love my 100mm macro, can't wait to see what you do with it

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03/09/2016 04:08:01 PM · #23
Originally posted by jgirl57:

yeahhh macro land!!!!


LOL, I resemble that remark. At last count I had no less than four macro lenses, none of which I really regard as redundant. For the record:

1.) The Canon 100/2.8 IS Macro (infinity focus up to 1x magnification)
2.) The Canon MP-E65 (1x to 5x magnification)
3.) Steinheil 35/2.8 macro lens that goes to from infinity focus up to 1.8x magnification. Dates from the '60s, in Exakta format adapted to EOS
4.) Steinheil 135/2.8 macro lens, similar to (3) but only to 1x. This is the only one that might arguably be redundant.
03/09/2016 05:26:15 PM · #24
And I've never been WITHOUT a macro lens except over the past year after switching to the a7r. It was a difficult year :-)
05/03/2016 10:39:15 AM · #25
I've read great reviews on the new Sony. I'm really envious. I have the Canon 60D and since you're familiar with the Canon what lenses would you recommend as a good, not break the bank, wide angle lens. Another question, what is the biggest difference other than distance with the Canon ef 100 macro And the Canon efs 60 macro lens?
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