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New Macro Lens - Canon FD 85mm 1.2 L 1-5x Manual Focus Lens  Rating:  Rating

Posted by amazing50: Mon Feb 17th, 2014 20:55 1st Post
The EF to Nikon adapter arrived for the Canon FD 85mm 1.2 L Manual Focus Lens that I had also recently purchased. 
The adapter has a defective locking pin and is being replaced, but I jammed a toothpick into it for a few tryouts.
This pic of a ballpoint tip is from a stack of 5 and sharpened with SmartDeblur at the 5x setting  on a D5100, making it 7.5x.

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There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept ;~) Mike Grace

Posted by jk: Mon Feb 17th, 2014 23:23 2nd Post
Very nice.
Takes me back to when I used to do pictures of electron and light microscopy objects.

Still learning after all these years!

Posted by amazing50: Sat Mar 1st, 2014 15:40 3rd Post
Took this test shot of a micro scale on a glass slide.

It has a total length of one mm. and the small lines are .01mm apart.

This was taken with a D5100 and the Canon lens at 5x.

The shot was reduced in size and sharpened with SmartDeblur.

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There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept ;~) Mike Grace

Posted by richw: Thu Mar 6th, 2014 02:33 4th Post


Posted by jk: Thu Mar 6th, 2014 07:41 5th Post
That is very impressive, almost microscope like.
I can see why Ed Constable got one of these lenses for his macro work.

Still learning after all these years!

Posted by blackfox: Thu Jan 31st, 2019 20:43 6th Post
Ah well ,got myself a new macro lens yesterday to , popped into the shop in town that’s closing down shortly and all stock is now 50% off , got me a BNIB sigma 105 f2.8 macro for £160 quid , registered it an£ 3 year warranty to .... pretty well set now


Posted by Robert: Thu Jan 31st, 2019 20:54 7th Post
Good lens Jeff, Not sure if I posted a test shot I made with a Laowa X5 25mm f/2.8 lens... If I already posted it apologies.

This was taken with my D800, @ f5.6 I think the ISO was a bit high so it's a tad noisy.

You can see my reflection and the room beyond, reflected in the ball and the bevel of the ball support. The ball is 0.8mm diameter.

Hand held and (poor) shop lighting.

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Posted by amazing50: Sat Feb 2nd, 2019 01:42 8th Post
Looks great for handheld.

Is it completely manual or can some functions work on the D800?

Ukdigital seems to have a good price but they don't ship to Canada yet.

I wouldn't have to pay VAT but would get hit with HST @ 13% when it came in ;~(

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept ;~) Mike Grace

Posted by Robert: Sat Feb 2nd, 2019 06:45 9th Post
Hi Mike, it's completely manual, the working distance is good, obviously the DoF is paper thin at that magnification.

This is a full frame, untouched, straight out of the camera image, I think it's at X2 but not sure on that. The DoF can be clearly seen on the counter surface, the gold item is the edge of a Pound coin.

I would regard totally manual as a big plus for this type of work. It really needs focus stacking, which I will do once I get my bench made.

While UK Digital may not send to Canada, I would have thought Laowa would have an agent in Canada? I know of users of this lens in the US. I don't know how accessible the US retail is for Canadians.

Here is a thread from an enthusiastic US user.,7106.msg114483.html#msg114483

D800, 1/20second, f5.6, ISO4000, very poor, mixed fluorescent and daylight lighting. Again hand held, D800 jammed against the counter.



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