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I'm looking autofocus macro lens. Fuji xf 80mm macro is the best macro lens but it is very expensive. I use samyang 100mm macro lens but it is manuel. I can't shoot good with manuel.

 

are there any alternatives for autofocus macro lens? Or can i make my manuel samyang 100mm macro lens gained an autofocus function? 

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The only other AF macro lens for Fuji is the 60mm.

Obviously you cannot retrofit autofocus onto a manual lens, but you can learn how to use manual focus. It's especially easy for macro! I suggest starting with Focus Peaking (High) in blue (or red/yellow depending on subject) and using a tripod. A focusing rail will make your life easier but it's not essential at the beginning.

I just bought a superbly sharp manual focus macro lens...it was a Micro-Nikkor 55mm f3.5 (used with an adapter obviously) and it cost a whopping $50 on eBay. The Samyang should also give great results.

The only reason I considered the Fuji 80mm was to get automatic focus stacking in camera, but the older lens has proper helicoid focusing so it's no problem to do that manually either.

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I use samyang lens at work. So i allways shut with flash. My settings; f32, 1/250, iso100. Before shutting, camera monitor looks so dark. İ change the lcd settings and it became bright. But there are very noise in screen, so i can't shure the focus area is true.

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I'd suggest looking at Fuji's underdog lens the 60mm 2.4 Macro.  It's not 1:1, it's 1:2 reproduction but I've owned it for years and I love it!  It's lightweight, focuses fast enough for my type of work, and it is a micro-contrast BEAST.

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I have started using the Lensbaby Velvet which is also macro. Produces some great photos . I use it with my xs10 or my xe3 so it’s very lightweight.  Just remembered, it’s manual focus! Whoops!

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There's an excellent Zeiss Touit 50mm f2.8 lens for X-mount. The Touit-series isn't 'proper Zeiss' in the views of many Zeiss diehards, but the 50 macro is very good nevertheless. AF speed is somewhere between the Fuji XF80 (quite fast) and the XF60 (slow). It goes to a 1:1 magnification ratio (unlike the XF60).

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