Best long macro for X? Cost *is* an object!

Started Nov 26, 2019 | Questions thread
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CeeDave Senior Member • Posts: 2,175
Best long macro for X? Cost *is* an object!


I am doing more macro shooting, but find my 60 doesn’t have enough reach for many situations (bugs, mostly), and the magnification on my 90 and Rokinon 135/2 are not quite high enough. The 80 doesn’t give enough reach and is a bit more than I want to spend anyhow. I reckon my two options are:

  1. Adapt a 100 to 200 mm macro from another manufacturer. If I did this, I’d want aperture controlled properly, so either something like a Nikon AI or D (I have a dumb D adapter [Nikon 200/4?] and a dumb M42 [Takumar 100/4?]) or perhaps invest in in a smart adapter (like Fringer [which Canon?]; not cheap!). Any adapted lenses that you’d recommend?
  2. Get an achromatic diopter that’d cover both the 135 and 90 (77 mm). These cost about $150 and up. I’m thinking maybe 2 of them, like a +2 or +3 first, maybe followed by a +4 or +5. I’d also like to try the Fujifilm teleconverter(s) with the Rokinon 135, I may just rent one first. Comments?

Thanks for any experience or suggestions you can share.

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Fujifilm X-E2 Fujifilm X-H1 Fujifilm XF 18mm F2 R Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro +12 more
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