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Showcase Lester A. Dine 105mm ƒ2.8 Macro (Kino)

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Phocal, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    I saw a thread for the Kiron and the Vivitar but not one for the Lester Dine, so I figured I would start one. The three lenses are all made by Kino and have identical optics.

    I just got my E-M5 so only have a few samples using this lens (have many more using my old Fuji X-E1 if anyone is interested). The first ones I will post are not macro photos but wildlife photos I took today.

    Catching
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    Dinner by Bohicat, on Flickr

    Swallowing
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    Stuck by Bohicat, on Flickr

    Snoozing
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    Squatie by Bohicat, on Flickr
     
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  2. Fred2726

    Fred2726 Mu-43 Regular

    31
    Dec 13, 2013
    Audubon, New Jersey
    Fred
    I had a Lester A Dine 105mm dental macro lens back on my Pentax k10d / k20d. Amazing lens. Sharp, sharp, and sharp.
     
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  3. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
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  4. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    I really like how this one came out. This lens really is sharp.


    Foggy Morning by Bohicat, on Flickr
     
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  5. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2012
    New York
    I just picked up a mint copy of this amazing lens and this is my first shot with it.

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  6. cheeks69

    cheeks69 Mu-43 Regular

    43
    Oct 6, 2013
    Great shots ! I actually bid and won on EBay on one of these but didn't meet the reserved price, I was so upset that I just ended up getting the micro Nikkor 105mm f2.8 ais but I do regret not trying to get another one.
     
  7. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2012
    New York
    Here is another I took today. Very sharp lens, but the length makes it a little hard to evaluate correct focus in the viewfinder.

    E-M1 with Lester A . Dine 105mm Macro @ f8 with off-camera flash.

    _SBA9800 by count_ciano, on Flickr
     
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  8. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2012
    New York
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  9. Lyn

    Lyn New to Mu-43

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    Jan 19, 2015