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#1 sharky1961

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:56 AM

hi,


does somebody uses the Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100 for underwater macro??
Are there telekonverters for this Zeiss lens??

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:08 AM

two things I see as a limiting factor, one is that it only does 1:2 ratio, two is that it is manual focus, as far as TC goes I presume our usual suspect, the Kenko would work, given there is no AF involved, but as good as the Carl Zeiss is, it become a Kenko once you put the converter on it.

I certainly see the value of the lens top side, not so much underwater.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:12 AM

as good as the Carl Zeiss is, it become a Kenko once you put the converter on it.


I think Kenko will not be sending you a birthday card this year Jean! LOL

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:39 AM

I think Kenko will not be sending you a birthday card this year Jean! LOL



Heck the way its going lately, I'll be lucky to get coal in my X-mas sock :P

Kidding aside, I have both the 1.4x and 2x and they do superb work for me, it's just that IMO, it is a lot of money and sacrifice (no AF, no 1:1) to go elitist on the optic and then slap a generic TC on it, I mean, if you gotta do it, you do it. I would get a 150mm Sigma f/2.8 instead since it does 1:1 right out of the box and has AF, then with a close up, you can go to town (in a civilized way) on the pygmies.
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Posted 20 May 2012 - 11:45 AM

I am thinking of doing this too. I am renting one of these lenses for a few days to check out topside if it really is worth the effort. I am not at the cutting edge of technology but I NEVER use my Nik 105 on autofocus so the manual focus of this thing is of no importance at all.
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