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

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Phil K, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. Saw some sample photos here.

    It will be available in Japan in May, for about US$1500.
  2. rvink


    Mar 21, 2006
    New Zealand
    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?
  3. weiran


    Jan 2, 2007
    Nottingham, UK
    That lens has lovely bokeh, but then it should do for the price.
  4. 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.
  5. Bearmont


    Feb 28, 2006
    Bellevue, WA
    I dunno...its pretty good.
  6. Spoon

    Spoon Guest

    i like it.
  7. Killer flower lens I'd think, if you like to isolate a bloom against a blurred background.
  8. PWPhoto


    Jul 21, 2006
    San Diego
    wow thats impressive thanks for sharing!
  9. 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: