55 3.5 macro examples

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would love to see any examples from this lens

supposedly one of the sharpest macros made....?

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thanks Larry and Ronnie

deciding bwt this lens , the 55 2.8 AiS and 28-105
 
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I've got one that I bought for copy work(negatives to slides). Since going digital, I don't shoot film and the the lens is just not used anymore. I haven't posted it for sale cause I didn't think anyone would be interested in it.
 
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I didn't get much time with this lens as I had a non-ai copy and upgraded my d40 to d80 (incompatible now), but I did get some pics of my reef aquarium. I was pretty happy with the sharpness of this lens, here are some pics:

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I think I'll be picking up an AI copy of this lens in the future, as I would've liked to explore the possibilities more with it.
 
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thanks guys
the 55 3.5 and 55 2.8 are both inexpensive
the 28-105 is also and more versatile
I have even looked into the older 105 2.8, that one is a little more $$

I don't really require 1:1, even though the 55 3.5 offers that
1:2 is good for my needs
 
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28-105, it'sa dandy
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Frank: My 55/2.8 is coming tomorrow hopefully, I'll try and report back to the cafe once I've given it a bit of a test

Nute: What's going on this image? It looks like there's a bit of backstory.
 
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Frank: My 55/2.8 is coming tomorrow hopefully, I'll try and report back to the cafe once I've given it a bit of a test

Nute: What's going on this image? It looks like there's a bit of backstory.

ped hem/oncology clinic @ Deornbecher Children's Hospital in Portland.
 
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I wish I had something better to offer than these shots Frank but I hope they will do. I like my 55 f/3.5 a lot. I have used it a few times and each time I get really good results. I have used mine with a PK-13 ex-tube and I love the combo. I also couple my ex-tube with my 75-150 E and 200 f/4 and can get some good results. Either way, that 55 f/3.5 is a wonderful lens.

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D1x and 55 f/3.5
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D1x and 200 f/4+PK-13
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D1x and 75-150 E+PK-13
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The 55 f/3.5 I have (an AI model) only goes to 1:2. You need an extension tube for 1:1 (can't remember which though).

Ronnie

I thought I had read "use of the M ring "will get you 1:1
I assumed that was part of the lens itself
no matter I guess, 1:2 is good enough
 
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I thought I had read "use of the M ring "will get you 1:1
I assumed that was part of the lens itself
no matter I guess, 1:2 is good enough

Either an M2 or the PK-13 will get you that 1:1 ratio. I have an M2 tube and it is a non-AI tube meaning it won't meter with the camera. You'd have to use stop down metering to use it. The PK-13 is an AI tube so it should meter with the appliciable body.

God Bless,
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I've got a 55mm f/3.5 and use it on my D70s and FG (film) bodies. It's a very nice lens, but I'm looking to upgrade to something with a slightly longer focal length -- maybe one of the Tamron 90mm ones.

Some samples:

55mm f/3.5 on a Nikon FG with Tri-X film:
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From the D70s, converted to B&W:
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