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

Started Mar 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Russell Evans Forum Pro • Posts: 11,696
Re: Looking for a "cheap" MD/MC macro lens.

Try the extension rings on your current 50mm and see if that works for you. If it does, sell the 50mm macro as you'll probably get close to your purchase price back. You can then put that towards a longer macro in the 100mm range.  A Phoenix 100mm f3.5 1:2 macro would be my pick as you can find them for little money and they are very light at about 215g. Not the best build quality, but the optics are up there on APS-C sensors.  You can use the extension ring to get the 1:2 macro down to 1:1 as it will only take 50mm of extension to do so.  The Phoenix 100mm f3.5 might even have the 1:1 matching diopter if you get lucky. It is an achromatic 49mm lens and also works well with the Sony 55-210mm.

Thank you
Russell

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