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  • MitaKon 85mm 5x Super-Macro.

    https://www.ephotozine.com/article/m...nounced--34303

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    Re: MitaKon 85mm 5x Super-Macro.

    $499 (+ vat, import duty, etc.?), direct from China, and no reviews. Of their other lenses on Amazon, only a few have just one review.

    Anybody going to order one?

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    • #3
      Re: MitaKon 85mm 5x Super-Macro.

      So does that mean it's x10 on micro 4/3s?
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/flip_photo_flickr/

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      • #4
        Re: MitaKon 85mm 5x Super-Macro.

        Originally posted by DavidB View Post
        $499 (+ vat, import duty, etc.?), direct from China, and no reviews..............

        see YouTube review by Christopher Frost at [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_GCNHdA3cY"]Zhongyi Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1-5x Super Macro lens review with samples - YouTube[/ame]
        Mike
        visit my Natural History Photos website:
        http://www.botanicdesign.co.uk/Natur...story/home.htm

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        • #5
          Re: MitaKon 85mm 5x Super-Macro.

          Originally posted by Phill D View Post
          So does that mean it's x10 on micro 4/3s?
          No it is 5X the so called crop factor is BS. Though it will be a smaller coverage area than larger sensors
          OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

          I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

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          • #6
            Re: MitaKon 85mm 5x Super-Macro.

            Originally posted by Phill D View Post
            So does that mean it's x10 on micro 4/3s?
            My Laowa, at "x5", has FOV 3.5mm wide on m4/3. In terms of 35mm FF that is x10.

            On my (wide) screen each hosted image is about 300mm wide.

            Which of the above is relevant? To me it is the FOV.

            Harold
            The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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            • #7
              Re: MitaKon 85mm 5x Super-Macro.

              Originally posted by DavidB View Post
              $499 (+ vat, import duty, etc.?), direct from China, and no reviews. Of their other lenses on Amazon, only a few have just one review.

              Anybody going to order one?
              $100 more than the Laowa and nearly twice the weight. The working distance at x5 is twice that of the Laowa but its tip diameter is nearly 50% wider.

              I find that the depth perspective of the 25mm is better for most of my subjects in the magnification range than that of my other lenses with longer FL. This applies equally to my Photar 25mm.

              The f32 is superfluous. I rarely use f16.

              The filter ring, absent on the Laowa, might be useful but mainly for a filter for protection.

              I have never used a tripod mount for a macro lens largely because I don't use a tripod. .

              You may want to cross-post to the Alternative Gear & Lenses forum.

              I can't find any review which dos not just quote the information in the link.

              Harold
              The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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              • #8
                So Harold if 3.5mm grows to 300mm on screen then you are looking at greater than 85X pretty impressive! who cares about a crop factor at that mag!
                http://www.flickr.com/photos/flip_photo_flickr/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Phill D View Post
                  So Harold if 3.5mm grows to 300mm on screen then you are looking at greater than 85X pretty impressive! who cares about a crop factor at that mag!
                  That is an image reduced from 4608 to 1024 pixels wide, losing about 75% of original potential magnification, although the size of the screen limits it unless you can scroll sideways.

                  Harold
                  The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                  • #10
                    I suspect that softness at wide aperture is inevitable in this lens, since the slant range from the tiny subject to the edge of the large front element is very different from the perpendicular distance to the centre of the lens.
                    Mike
                    visit my Natural History Photos website:
                    http://www.botanicdesign.co.uk/Natur...story/home.htm

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