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Convince me to get the 80mm macro lens


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#1 GreenGuy33


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:42 PM

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I shoot mostly flower, plant and other close-up photography. I have the 60mm, 90mm and 11 + 16mm macro converters, plus Lensbaby 56 and 85mm Velvet lenses.
Those who have the 80mm macro lens, can you describe what you love about the lens and provide images?


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 03:24 PM



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:


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#3 Mike G

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 04:39 PM

If the bugs and creepy crawlies don’t convince you nothing will!

Nice ones Mike.
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