When ignorance is bliss....

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sury
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When ignorance is bliss....

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I have a 60mmf2 Tamron macro lens and has been wanting one with longer focal length. I have been chasing a Sigma 180f2.8 for few years and could not find one cheap enough for me to buy.

I have been using other means to get the magnification (CUL set, tubes, reverse mount etc) but never obtained a good quality image.
So recently I acquired an used Minolta 100f2.8 macrolens for $165 on eBay. I knew I was getting an excellent lens with Minolta colors, also used widely as a portrait lens but what I was ignorant about was that this lens is capable of 1:1 magnification and that too with auto focus. That realization put me in a blissful mode. All of them were shot at f32, with some flash on. The camera was on a tripod. One flash was on camera and the second one was remotely triggered.

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Nicely done. It's a fine piece of gear.
Good thing you had a black background. That kind of f stop will show any dust on the sensor.
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JT,
Thank you. And it did. I know I have some dust on the sensor. The local shop I usually take it to is not open yet.
A little LR tweak took care of it.

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Sury, good luck with the new gear! :D
The lens sounds like fun. The 1/1 magnification is an adventurous part of these lenses. Enjoy.

Thanks for sharing,
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Yildiz,
Thank you. I need to start doing few other things with the lens like portraits and landscapes. All in due course. :D

Here are two examples, one with flash and the other without. You can easily guess which is which.

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These two are with one flash on camera and the second (Adorama FP) triggered optically over the flowers. Two different positions for the remote flash.

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