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macro / micro lens (noun - photography) ...

 
 By: cshimokita : January 24th, 2023-21:37

a lens suitable for taking photographs unusually close to the subject. (1:1 or larger) ... Macro lenses are capable of achieving tack sharp focus on the most minuscule of details. From the tiny hairs on the legs of an insect to the contents of a water droplet on a leaf — detail and colour not visible to the naked eye.

I have the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM and a Nikon AIS 105mm f/2.8 Micro-Nikkor (w/PN-11 1.13x).

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Focal Length & Maximum Aperture - 100mm 1:2.8
Lens Construction - 12 elements in 8 groups
Diagonal Angle of View - 24°
Focus Adjustment - Inner focusing system with USM
Closest Focusing Distance - 0.31m
Filter Size - 58mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight - 79.0 x 119.0mm, 600g
Magnification Ratio - up to 1x / 1:1

Nikon AIS 105mm f/2.8 Micro-Nikkor
Focal Length & Maximum Aperture - 105mm 1:2.8
Lens Construction - 10 elements in 9 groups
Diagonal Angle of View - 23.3°
Focus Details - Manual Focus Only
Closest Focusing Distance - 0.41m
Filter Size - 52mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight - 66 x 83.8mm, 515g 
Magnification Ratio - 0.5x / 1:2 (w/PN-11 1.13x / 1:0.88)




Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro

Magnification Priority (Canon f/2.8 100mm Macro)
01) Use tripod for improved focus accuracy
02) Set the lens to MF (Manual Focus)
03) Set the magnification (1:5, 1:3, 1:2, 1:1.5, or 1:1)
04) Focus the subject (move the camera forward or back to find the point of focus)
05) Fine tune the focus using the focusing ring (use magnified Live View mode for accurate focus) 

Magnification Priority (Nikon AIS 105mm f/2.8 Micro-Nikkor) is also possible with or w/o PN-11.

I find that a 100mm Macro / Micro lens also makes an excellent walk around / portrait lens.

Thanks for looking,
Casey

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Beautiful Shot

 
 By: le_chef : January 24th, 2023-22:22
What a difference the red makes!
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Thank you le_chef ...

 
 By: cshimokita : January 25th, 2023-13:16
I have to agree \(ツ)/
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Wonderful details.

 
 By: InHavenPro : January 24th, 2023-23:19
The proof is in the 'print' smile. Cheers, Filip
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Thanks filip ...

 
 By: cshimokita : January 25th, 2023-13:17
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Beautiful photo

 
 By: Gelato Monster : January 25th, 2023-00:53
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Thank you GM ...

 
 By: cshimokita : January 25th, 2023-13:17
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That looks great Casey

 
 By: J_Warden : January 25th, 2023-17:59
And I like the color as well. The closest I've come to macro is using extension tubes on a Hassy but I don't think I reached 1:1. It would be fun to try though!
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The lens is still available from Nikon USA ...

 
 By: cshimokita : January 25th, 2023-21:28
on special order. The PN-11 is an extension tube.
The interesting part is that the two items are a "pair",
where the lens has markings for the PN-11 (see below image) ...




Image sourced from the internet

Casey

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