Lens for copy work, 50mm macro?

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alpshiker Contributing Member • Posts: 691
Lens for copy work, 50mm macro?

I am considering buying the Sony 50mm 2.8 Macro for copy work on a copy stand. Is this still the right lens to get in this focal and price range? I had a range of good adapted macro lenses, but an efficient AF is now mandatory with the constant format changes and with my ageing eyes.

As a matter of interest, doe the new AF system implemented in more recent lenses, for instance 50mm 2.5, make them still usable in lens towards bottom position on a copy stand?

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