View Full Version : anyone now of a good macro-focusing lens for the red?
11-30-2010, 02:30 PM
11-30-2010, 02:47 PM
There are a couple of macro lenses in the Zeiss ZF series (if you have a Nikon mount). Someone in a higher rent district will hopefully chime in with good PL options...
12-01-2010, 06:32 AM
I love my Nikon macros. Very Sharp with iris compensation for enlargement built in.
12-01-2010, 08:42 AM
...or check out Arri master diopters for the lenses you own...?
12-01-2010, 08:56 AM
Tokina for Nikon 100mm Macro. Sharp right off the front lens. Did many beautiful shoots with it.
12-01-2010, 09:47 AM
100mm zeiss zf is awesome and if you are looking for PL mount then the 100mm Makro compact prime or the 50mm Makro compact prime should be great. I believe that they should be out this month.
12-01-2010, 09:51 AM
I just shot with the Sigma 28mm f 1.8 macro recently and I thought it was great. sharp at all apertures, nice close focus too.
12-01-2010, 09:54 AM
Nice, Chuck. The only note I'll add is that many times with macro you like a bit more distance bewteen you and your subject. It dpends on the application, but I find I like the 55, 105, and 200mm focal lengths.
12-01-2010, 10:13 AM
I am with Richard - I love my Nikon macros - I also picked up some bellows the other day that I need to mess with.
This was shot with the 60mm Micro @ 2K 100fps
12-01-2010, 11:34 AM
We are using the Canon L-Series 100mm macro with the Birger mount and really like it a lot. . . much better than the NON-100mm macro version (which is a very fine lens for the money, but it does not focus as smoothly on rack pulls as does the L-Series version.
As a matter of fact, we just used it today pulling from an "insert" to a close shot of our actor.
Nils J. Nesse
12-01-2010, 12:35 PM
The 50mm and 35mm Red Pro Primes are 'almost' macro, with about 1:2 magnification. I was looking at some macro lenses, and noticed the RPP I already had did the same job.
12-01-2010, 01:01 PM
The best one, http://download.zeiss.de/cine/master_macro_experience.html
12-01-2010, 01:11 PM
Tilt & Shift Bellows Lens System by Shin Sugino & Horseman Co.
Have a look at this new product. We've had some great results on its initial testing.
Shin Sugino, owner of Sugino Studios in Toronto collaborated with Horseman Co. of Tokyo, Japan to create the latest Tilt & Shift Bellows Lens System. It will be available next year Spring/Summer at $4000 to $5000 USD.
12-02-2010, 02:24 AM
Not the same but the Lomo OPF18 20-120 has really nice macro possibilities at every focal lenghts, with an adjustable macro ring near the mount.
A bit heavy and big though.