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I am struggling with a conversion to Fuji for macro. My old Nikon macro rig consisted of a D7100 with the 105 VRG lens. I want to get to 1:1 using my Fuji XE2s. Any suggestions? It seems that my options are either a 60 coupled with extension tubes or the new 80 2.8 macro. Unfortunately the second option isn't in my budget.

 

I am willing to consider manual focus options, but prefer to have AF capability.

 

Thanks, Allen

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I am struggling with a conversion to Fuji for macro. My old Nikon macro rig consisted of a D7100 with the 105 VRG lens. I want to get to 1:1 using my Fuji XE2s. Any suggestions? It seems that my options are either a 60 coupled with extension tubes or the new 80 2.8 macro. Unfortunately the second option isn't in my budget.

 

I am willing to consider manual focus options, but prefer to have AF capability.

 

Thanks, Allen

 

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.

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