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Showcase Tokina 90mm f/2.5 AT-X macro

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by eno789, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. eno789

    eno789 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 5, 2010
    Bay Area, California
    Brian
    a.k.a. "Bokina"

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  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Very nice images which also speak well for the lens.
     
  3. eno789

    eno789 Mu-43 Regular

    193
    Jul 5, 2010
    Bay Area, California
    Brian
    Some wildflowers

    Hound's Tongue
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    Indian Warriors
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    Shooting Star I
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    Trillium
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    California Buttercup
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    Shooting Stars II
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  4. Tosh

    Tosh Mu-43 Regular

    57
    Apr 23, 2012
    Cactus flower

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  5. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    I have had the Vivitar Series 1 version of this lens and had not got a chance to try it out till last night. Here's what I got:

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  6. heli-mech

    heli-mech Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2012
    Vancouver Island, Canada
    Andrew
    Simply the sharpest lens I have ever owned. That includes numerous other highly regarded macro lenses. I got a great deal on mine so I could make good money selling it but can never bring myself to do it.
    Other shots here: Flickr - Tokina 90mm

     

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  7. m43dex

    m43dex Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 5, 2011
    Michigan
    bee hunting

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    Could not get this fellow to move to a spot with even lighting...

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  8. m43dex

    m43dex Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 5, 2011
    Michigan
    Starting to get the hang of this lens.... especially after reading this link to OMD settings and usage guide for legacy lens.


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  9. m43dex

    m43dex Mu-43 Veteran

    242
    Mar 5, 2011
    Michigan
    Bridge walker ...

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  10. m43dex

    m43dex Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 5, 2011
    Michigan
    Last bloom of the year...

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    Rows of color

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    One drop

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    Waiting

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    Fly guy

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  11. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    805
    Dec 2, 2012
    COLORADO
    OK, all you omd users how does this balance on a tripod? Also, how does this lens compare w/new tokina 100mm 2.8 macro?
     
  12. heli-mech

    heli-mech Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2012
    Vancouver Island, Canada
    Andrew
    Balances fine on a tripod, when you mount the extender and focus down to 1: 1 it is long so you just have to be aware but I never had an issue with it wanting to fall over or anything. My tripod is just a average $100 one with ballhead so nothing special.

    As to the 90 vs 100, check out this blog Making Not Taking: Tokina AF 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro Macro 1:1 note the first paragraph.
     
  13. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    805
    Dec 2, 2012
    COLORADO
    Thankyou. Yeah I saw that, before. I read where customizing the adapted lens settings( magnified view) for the em5 can be challenging. I saw a nice copy of the 90mm(canon mount) for $400, but for an extra hundred( less including adapter) I could have the new 60mm oly. I was hoping to get 2 lens in one w/ the tokina, a macro and a nice fast long zoom. I've got a 45 oly already so the 60mm is really too similar in length for that advantage. I'm thinking going with the 60mm for ease of use vs. 90mm being more difficult but challenging to my fledgling full manual skills + long zoom. Then there's the whole size thingy! dilemmas, dilemmas.
     
  14. heli-mech

    heli-mech Mu-43 Top Veteran

    959
    Mar 9, 2012
    Vancouver Island, Canada
    Andrew
    Check your pm.
    Setting up the e-m5 is not really hard at all. Couple key settings and off you go. I handhold almost all my macros with it, the IBIS of the e-m5 is amazing.

    Basically between the 90mm and 60mm I think the IQ will be a wash, no real differences unless you extreme pixel peep so:
    60mm pro's: size, weather sealing, AF
    90mm pro's: longer focal length and greater working distance for macro's, smooth precise MF, cost (plus being adapter you could also use it on other mirror-less systems should you ever switch)

     
  15. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2012
    New York
    I found one of these 90mm 2.5s on ebay for $20. Guy selling it didn't know what it was. Had some fungus inside which a little saliva cleaned out in 30 minutes. I have the P20, S30, and O45, but this Tokina is the sharpest most amazing lens I own and I will never sell it. Focusing on it is a breeze. And the photos it takes always stun me. I don't have the adapter, but I often use this lens with a Raynox DCR-150 which brings me almost to 1:1 macro with no loss in IQ or aperture speed.

    If the O75 is this sharp, I don't need it.
     
  16. Tosh

    Tosh Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 23, 2012
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  17. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oops, Tamron not Tokina!
     
  18. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 20, 2013
    Great shot, guys. Does anyone have any shots of the background blur when NOT shooting macro? Thanks!
     
  19. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2012
    New York
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  20. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 All-Pro

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    New York
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