A&P My first attempt with my new Phoenix 100mm macro

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Steve325, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. Steve325

    Steve325 Guest

    I'm very impresed in the performance of this lens and would recommend it to anyone looking for a budget macro ($100). This is the same lens as the Vivitar Autofocus F3.5. The autofocus is loud and slow, but portraits turn out nice and sharp at F/5.6 to 8, a little soft wide open. The lens has a very cheap feel to it, so don't drop it.

    Macros turn out very clean, even with the 1:1 diopter required.

    here's a couple I snapped the other day

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    I cropped off about 500 pixels from the top, and resized 50%. Sharpening done in RAW editor and unsharp mask in photoshop. Shot with a D50 and onboard flash
     
  2. MojoDojo

    MojoDojo New Member

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    oh nice. link to lens please.
     
  3. Steve325

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    www.adorama.com has it for Nikon mounts, not sure about anything else
     
  4. midorigreen

    midorigreen New Member

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    Ive wanted to pick up this lens but have been forgetting about it. Ive read many reviews and its optical performance seem to be great. Sure, its poorly built but thats where you get the cheap price tag from. It seems like a really good but cheap out for a decent macro lens. When shooting macro stuff, you pretty much never shoot wide open so thats not really a problem.

    Great shots, and they seem really sharp.
     

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