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Mike-Photos last won the day on August 17 2018

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  1. Yes, it works very well with both. I can't see any quality change with the 80mm, but it allows you to be further from the subject, which is a big advantage!
  2. This is a great place to start: https://blog.thomasfitzgeraldphotography.com/blog/2018/6/oommkng8fz6w43r672933zukui644i
  3. I know the 80mm is expensive, but it's in the same order of pricing as the Nikon 105. It's also the best 1:1 lens I have ever used. I have used the Minolta and Sony ones extensively and the Nikon. The stabilization is superb and makes a real difference. In addition, coupled with the 1.4x extender, you have a 180mm reach in FF terms, which gives you lots and lots of working room. Finally, unlike other macro lenses, it's no slouch in terms of focusing speed in non-macro circumstances, which makes it a pretty decent telephoto lens. Finally, it's by far the sharpest macro I have ever used, and it's probably the sharpest Fuji lens out there. I sold my 90mm F/2 after I got the macro. I'll post some samples in this thread.
  4. Hi Claude It's possible you have the same issue I had, which is to choose between prime or zoom lenses. If you take your zooms out, you have a great prime collection. If you take out the wide prime lenses, you are completely covered by the zooms. I was in the same situation, and I never knew which lens to use. As far as the 80mm, it's a wonderful lens, and I sold my 90 because it doesn't get any use anymore, despite being, up to now, my favorite. Mike
  5. Hello I waited three years for this lens, and I'm extremely happy with it. 1) IS works really well, and makes a big difference to the number of keepers. 2) You can use the 1.4 and 2x tele-extenders so that you don't have to be so close to the subject. 3) Image quality is superb. It's at least as sharp as the 90, which I have subsequently sold. I use the 80mm for portraits instead of the 90. 4) The problem for me with the macro converters, which I also have and used, is that if you want to take a non-close-up shot you can't. My first shoot with the lens, Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara: https://mikekatz.smugmug.com/Mikes-Photos/2018/2018-01-09-Niagara-Butterflies/
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