January 17th, 2012, 01:41 AM
Macro lense for NEX
I have a couple of primes now for the Nex 5n, and thought to look for a Macro.
I came across a Tokina ATX 90/2.5 in an Australian photographers traders mag for $275 and after googling, it appears that it is a legendary lense with a great rep. Anyone used one, and can comment? I think the price I paid was modest going on research I have done. I am wondering (and hoping) that the 5N can do the lense justice.
It may be around 3 weeks until it arrives, as seller is in one city and lense is sitting in another. No problem, I now have to buy an Olympic OM-Nex adapter anyway to utilize the lense.
So... I'll report back. :)
January 17th, 2012, 02:17 AM
Sounds promising, I have a 28-70 Tokina with macro and it seems to work just fine.
January 17th, 2012, 09:34 AM
I use a converter thingy with the Canon FD glass which gives pretty good results I think, and a big Vivitar beastie up to 105.
Which isn't what you asked, but there you go.
May 19th, 2012, 02:01 PM
It looks like this
May 28th, 2012, 05:34 AM
How do you shoot with that Heather? :)
June 9th, 2012, 02:15 PM
That's an excellent macro lens. Well worth it to get an adapter just for the lens. Post some pictures when you got yours.
Originally Posted by soundfanz
June 10th, 2012, 08:54 PM
I'm after a macro for my NEX too, I want to get up close and personal with things, can anyone advise me what I should be looking at/for? The adapter I've been using is CanonFD, budget around £60. I could get another adapter if there was a lens worth it. I'm looking for the kind of pics Luke has been sticking up of cowslip/hogweed.
June 10th, 2012, 10:57 PM
I found a review on it. Making Not Taking: Tokina 90mm f/2.5 AT-X Macro - The "Bokina" Also a review on the Vivitar 90mm by the same person. Making Not Taking: Vivitar Series 1 90mm f/2.5 VMC 1:2 "Bokina" Maybe check results on Flickr too, and see what people have accomplished with the lens you are interested in. Really macro is the reason I haven't lost the DSLR yet.
June 12th, 2012, 07:50 PM
I had, and sold, a "bokina" a few months ago. It's a very nice lens, but the Kiron/Lester A. Dine 105mm f/2.8 is better. Doesn't require an adapter for 1:1 and it is sharper. The "bokina" is called that for a reason, lovely bokeh. The Kiron is no slouch though, and the convenience made it the obvious choice for me.
June 26th, 2012, 06:07 PM
this would fit the nex 5n without and adapter?
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