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|Model||Apo-Macro-Elmarit-R 100 mm|
|Focal length||100 mm|
|Angle of view||24 o|
|Closest focusing distance||0.45 m|
|Number of diaphragm blades||0|
|Auto focus type||MF|
|Lens Construction||8 elements / 6 groups|
|Filter diameter||0 mm|
|Dimensions||73 x 104.5 mm|
|Additional information||screw-in type filters E60|
Average rating (1 owners reviews).
|Value for money||5.00|
|Value for money|
Owner since: 1 year
Price: 1000 Eur +
User profile: Amateur
Cons: Only 1:2 magnification (needs ElPro adapter to get to) (on a D800) In particular at macro work distance some lateral CAs in corners (but there are no lateral CAs with the ElPro 1.1:1 extension lens.) Near infinity focus very noticable and sometimes confusing field curvature. Difficult to focus at medium and far distances (if you want perfectly sharp photos). Somewhat busy bokeh (much like that of the Nikkor 105 VR macro), in particular at medium distances for highlights closer than focus. Expensive.
Pros: (on a D800) Very very sharp accross the entire frame throughout the entire aperture range. Very high contrast. Axial CAs rather low (although still present), and practically no fringing. Easy to focus at macro distances. Lateral CAs are practically absent at distant focus ranges (albeit more visible at macro distance). With the ElPro 1.1 macro lens, lateral CAs disappear completely at macro distance. Very well built. Heavy (that's good for a macro lens)
Summary: Despite the long list of "cons" this is a killer lens for macro work, still life and landscape, as long as you use a tripod and focus carefully (with LiveView mode). In terms of sharpness, contrast and axial CA it beats any other lens in my equipment (including the Nikkor 105mm VR). But it won't be of any use for people who want to work quickly, like hunting dragonflies on a meadow, because focusing will take too long.