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Nidaehp
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Large aperture "macro" lens


Any suggestions for a large aperture lens that would be suitable for macro or close up photography?
Ideally i would like a prime in the 50 to 100mm range at f/1.4 (i have f/2.8 zooms already so i would like faster than f/2) with a good reproduction ratio.



Oct 16, 2016 at 10:20 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Large aperture "macro" lens


In the list on this page there is one Sony macro lens giving F1.4 but I suspect that is not the effective aperture at 1:1 http://www.adorama.com/alc/0008512/article/100-in-100-Part-II-Macro-lens-buying-guide

One way to achieve your objective would be using an add on diopter lens on a fast prime. Add on diopters do not change the effective aperture of the main lens (assuming they do not vignette).l
What reproduction ratio do you want to achieve ?

Brian v.



Oct 17, 2016 at 05:52 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Large aperture "macro" lens


I would like to get 1:2 or better. 1:1 would be great, but that probably wont happen.
Just as an FYI i have a nikon D7100
The closest thing i can find is a Zeiss 50 f/2 makro



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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Large aperture "macro" lens


John Hallmen's SumRay setup might interest you:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnhallmen/4320502042/

Harold



Oct 17, 2016 at 07:00 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Large aperture "macro" lens


Thank you for posting this.
That setup looks a bit more intense than i was thinking.
I am becoming resigned to the fact that I will need to get 2 lenses to do what i want.



Oct 18, 2016 at 03:04 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Large aperture "macro" lens


Nidaehp wrote:
Thank you for posting this.
That setup looks a bit more intense than i was thinking.
I am becoming resigned to the fact that I will need to get 2 lenses to do what i want.


I carry two manual focus lenses everywhere for macro, a Kiron (aka Vivitar series 1) 105mm macro, for down to 1:1 (at the sensor, 2:1 with m4/3 crop) and a Schneider HM 40 enlarger lens reversed onto a x1.5 Kiron TC (for its curved rear surface against internal reflections) which gives 3:1 at the sensor (6:1 with m4/3 crop). That may be about to go up to three, in that I have recently acquired an excellent Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 AF lens which does only 1:2 at the sensor.

Harold



Oct 18, 2016 at 10:09 AM







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