Four Macro 50mm lenses – brief shot out

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8 Responses

  1. Corwin Black says:

    Try Leica R 60/2.8. 🙂 Maybe with 1:1 adapter.. I think you might be pleased with results.

    • I love that lens. I adapted it for my Nikon, so I can’t use it with 1:1 adapter, but I use it more for street and landscape anyway. This test was purely about 50mm macro, so I ďecided not to include Macro-Elmarit.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I have a Canon FD 50mm f/3.5 Macro. It’s natively 1:1 and very sharp from wide open on even in the corners. I tested its sharpness against Pentax-M 50mm f1.4, Canon FD 50mm f1.4, Olympus Auto-S MC 50mm f1.8, Rokkor-X 50mm f1.5 and the best Yashica and Konica 50mm lenses and found it as sharp as the above ones! Truly wonderful lens. I use it on NEX-F3 with an adapter. Manual focusing easy. Paid only €55 on ebay. Highly recommended for its sharpness and easy to use. Bokeh just ok.

    • As far as I know, Canon FD 50 f/3.5 Macro is natively 1:2, but with the adapter ring it becomes 1:1. It’s a good lens for macro but a bit too slow for general use. It is however great value for money.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I use an older Lester Dine 105mm F2.8 macro. Made for the Dine Corp (cater to the Dental profession) by Kino Precision… One sharp lens…..Goes to life size on it’s own…

  4. Photography says:

    Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you 🙂

  5. Paul says:

    Takumar pics are better lit (sun?) showing highlights and shadows that’s why they look better.

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