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

Started Mar 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Looking for a "cheap" MD/MC macro lens.
In reply to JoeyCF3, Mar 21, 2013

Richie Beans wrote:

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


Total and complete BS.

I use my 35-70 and 70-210 and get great images with both. The macro capability is also stellar. However, there is NO IMAGE STABILIZATION. All those wankers that take crappy images with these zooms simply don't know how to hold a camera.... it's an old-school skill!

Do you know how happy this makes me? I've only been looking at prime lenses because of this BS rumor I heard!

Vivitar makes a 70-210 lens, correct? Do you have photos of the macro capability with your lens?

They seem to be pretty cheap on eBay.. I don't see any reason not to buy one lol.

I would strongly recommend getting a dedicated prime macro lens. There is no such thing as enough resolution in macro, and the best dedicated macro lenses have much better resolution, contrast, and handle OOF areas smoothly without CA and other aberrations. They also go to 1:1, while zooms typically top at 1:2.

I think I paid for Panagor 90mm/2.8 around $150, and it's a great lens in all respects.

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