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FAST Tele Macro.....my favorite lens (photo heavy post)

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Luke, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    The Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG Macro is a FUN lens to use. I mainly use it for macro work (where it will get you right INTO your subject), but it is also a blast having a lens that long that is that fast.

    It also auto-focuses on the E-P3 and OMD (not sure what other m43 bodies it will autofocus on, but it doesn't on my G1). The autofocus is quick and accurate. It can hunt a bit if you're in close range, but then I usually just throw the manual switch on the lens and fine tune it anyways.

    Here's what it looks like on the E-P3.....
    DSCF7209 by Lukinosity, on Flickr

    DSCF7216 by Lukinosity, on Flickr

    And here's a sampling of what it can do in an amateur's hands......

    the beckoning by Lukinosity, on Flickr

    damselfly with lens flare by Lukinosity, on Flickr

    F is for Fly (and Fern) by Lukinosity, on Flickr

    the creeper by Lukinosity, on Flickr

    the Stinger by Lukinosity, on Flickr

    the littlest things by Lukinosity, on Flickr

    rose petals by Lukinosity, on Flickr

    popcorn popping by Lukinosity, on Flickr

    Lukeh by Lukinosity, on Flickr

    the dandy bits by Lukinosity, on Flickr

    Trifolium repens (maybe) by Lukinosity, on Flickr

    monochrome rose by Lukinosity, on Flickr

    after the rain by Lukinosity, on Flickr

    pink petals by Lukinosity, on Flickr

    Watch Your Step by Lukinosity, on Flickr

    Sorry for posting so many photos. But I just kept finding more good ones. And by the way, good luck finding one. Of course, with a new camera on the way, I may have to make some sacrifices. :sad010:
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  2. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Stunnning shots Luke ..Love them all.
  3. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    No need to apologize for posting lots of pics Luke....it's great.
    I really like the "Dandy Bits" shot ...looks like one of those odd glowing jelly fish found in aquariums.

    I'm curious....what new camera have you got on the way ?
  4. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Thanks Joe (and Bhupinder),
    Since I seem to use my X100 most often, I decided to take the X-Pro1 for a spin. I understand its' limitations (since they are the same ones as the X100) and I'm fine with them. It just doesn't make much sense to keep the E-P3 just for using this beautiful lens. (I enjoy shooting macros, but that's a lot of money tied up in a dedicated macro machine).

    If I really love the X-Pro1 (which I expect I will) expect a pretty massive listing in the classifieds.
  5. Stunning series of shots. That's probably quite a rare lens in the Four Thirds mount.
  6. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    +1 Absolutely!
  7. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    I do love the quality of my Sigma 105/2.8 (EOS mount, however), although less so the slow autofocus and extending element. A native 100/2.8 or 2.0 macro lens would be a very tempting proposition....