Now what lens???

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by eawhitcomb, May 25, 2011.

  1. eawhitcomb

    eawhitcomb Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 17, 2011
    Waukesha, WI
    I had my heart set on the Sigma 105mm macro lens for Olympus. Now I find out it is discontinued and I won't be getting one.

    I like taking macro pictures and I like taking macro pictures of bugs. Not being the most quiet, graceful person I wanted the 105mm so I could keep my distance but still get great shots.

    Now what? What should be my next choice for a macro lens where I can keep my distance from bugs/insects/butterflies and still get great pictures?

  2. Pan Korop

    Pan Korop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 31, 2011
    Phare Ouest
    90 Tamron, 105 Micro-Nikkor, Voigt 90/3.5 Apo-Lanthar, Canon FD 100 macro... Plus all those I forgot--choice a-plenty, and all I quoted just perfect with some a bargain: this is why I skipped Leica's Apo-Elmar(it).
  3. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Real Name:
    Your alternative 100-ish macro lenses will all be used, manual focus legacy lenses, so why not a used Sigma 4/3 105mm (assuming you can find one)?
  4. Pan Korop

    Pan Korop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 31, 2011
    Phare Ouest
    Voigt would be new, and I'm yet to be proven the advantages of AF or auto-aperture when shooting real macro...

    PS: if above issues matter, a simple Panny 45-200 plus a couple 52mm achromats (2D, 4D) can do wonders, plus zooming convenience.