Looking for a "cheap" MD/MC macro lens.

Started Mar 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
JoeyCF3
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Re: Looking for a "cheap" MD/MC macro lens.
In reply to davect01, Mar 8, 2013

jazzroy1972 wrote:

I bought a 58mm F1.4 Minolta Rokkor lens for about 40$ on ebay.

I made a short movie with it, you can check it on this forum and judge yourself the quality of the lens

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3392848

Wow, that's fantastic! Is this a Macro lens, though? I don't think it would be suitable to take pictures of little bugs etc. I've liked your YouTube video!

davect01 wrote:

As mentioned, $75.00 is not a bad range, especially as you want more and more out of it.
I happened to pick up a 28-70 Tokina and a 70-150 Vivitar, both with Macro ability. I happened to find them in the $35.00 range, but that is rare.

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Novice photobug, proud NEX-3 owner
http://davesnex-3photos.blogspot.com/

I read that "zoom lenses" produce poor quality on the NEX system. Is this just BS?

So if I pick up a 70-150 Vivitar lens, would that allow me to zoom/focus up close to insects?

Thanks guys!

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