Makro Plannar T* 100/2 ZF sample photos, from a Japanese site

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Lovely lens, with a price to match.

It's an interesting design - a stop faster than most other macro lenses, but only goes to 1:2. I'd regard it more of a fast portrait lens with close focusing than a macro as it does not really go close enough for small subjects.
Olympus used to make a couple of similar lenses, a 90/2 1:2 macro lens, and a 100/2 APO lens with close focusing ... I wonder how they compare?
 
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That lens has lovely bokeh, but then it should do for the price.
I wouldn't call it lovely, but it does have f/2 so it can definitely give you blur if you want it. I doubt it would give most people a problem...

Looks like an interesting lens, but still in a field that is competing against some of the best lenses by Nikon and other manufacturers. I still sorta hope they have something unique up their sleeve sometime down the line.
 
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I wouldn't call it lovely, but it does have f/2 so it can definitely give you blur if you want it. I doubt it would give most people a problem...

Looks like an interesting lens, but still in a field that is competing against some of the best lenses by Nikon and other manufacturers. I still sorta hope they have something unique up their sleeve sometime down the line.
I dunno...its pretty good.
 
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For what a Lester Dine/Kiron 105mm f/2.8 is going for, I think that would be a much better lens for flowers/bokeh if you don't need the extra stop. Even at $300-350 it's the best lens you can buy IMHO.:smile:
 
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