Sony Macro lense for NEX

I have a couple of primes now for the Nex 5n, and thought to look for a Macro.
I came across a Tokina ATX 90/2.5 in an Australian photographers traders mag for $275 and after googling, it appears that it is a legendary lense with a great rep. Anyone used one, and can comment? I think the price I paid was modest going on research I have done. I am wondering (and hoping) that the 5N can do the lense justice.

It may be around 3 weeks until it arrives, as seller is in one city and lense is sitting in another. No problem, I now have to buy an Olympic OM-Nex adapter anyway to utilize the lense.

So... I'll report back. :)
 

HeatherTheVet

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Heather
I use a converter thingy with the Canon FD glass which gives pretty good results I think, and a big Vivitar beastie up to 105.
Which isn't what you asked, but there you go.
 

eno789

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NoCal, USA
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Brian
I have a couple of primes now for the Nex 5n, and thought to look for a Macro.
I came across a Tokina ATX 90/2.5 in an Australian photographers traders mag for $275 and after googling, it appears that it is a legendary lense with a great rep. Anyone used one, and can comment? I think the price I paid was modest going on research I have done. I am wondering (and hoping) that the 5N can do the lense justice.

It may be around 3 weeks until it arrives, as seller is in one city and lense is sitting in another. No problem, I now have to buy an Olympic OM-Nex adapter anyway to utilize the lense.

So... I'll report back. :)

That's an excellent macro lens. Well worth it to get an adapter just for the lens. Post some pictures when you got yours.
 

HeatherTheVet

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Scotland
Name
Heather
I'm after a macro for my NEX too, I want to get up close and personal with things, can anyone advise me what I should be looking at/for? The adapter I've been using is CanonFD, budget around £60. I could get another adapter if there was a lens worth it. I'm looking for the kind of pics Luke has been sticking up of cowslip/hogweed.
 

lattiboy

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I had, and sold, a "bokina" a few months ago. It's a very nice lens, but the Kiron/Lester A. Dine 105mm f/2.8 is better. Doesn't require an adapter for 1:1 and it is sharper. The "bokina" is called that for a reason, lovely bokeh. The Kiron is no slouch though, and the convenience made it the obvious choice for me.
 

Ballenxj

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I like the idea of an M42 adapter. You can find a lot of lenses that are Pentax Screw Mount, including some nice macro lenses. I have an M42 adapter for both my Canon EOS and Sony NEX systems. Haven't tried my Macro Takumar on the Sony yet, but it works great with my Canons. ;)
-Bruce
 
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