Author Topic: 105/2.5 flare and ghost resistance  (Read 1700 times)

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Re: 105/2.5 flare and ghost resistance
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2018, 21:15:45 »
Indeed, close-up lenses are wrongfully neglected these days. I have only one such lens, it came with the Voigtlšnder 40/2. It seems that IQ suffers less than with extra extension.
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Re: 105/2.5 flare and ghost resistance
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2018, 21:43:01 »
Yes.  Another very good choice are  the Nikon Close up lenses. They are two-element achromatic lenses that still maintain a high image quality (The 3T,4T, 5T and 6T).  The 4T (max diopter) for 52mm  and 6T for 62mm.  With step up rings up to 72mm is possible. I use them a lot, easy to pack in the camera bag and easy to screw on the lens and use. They just can make the difference, even on a wide lens like a 20mm.

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Re: 105/2.5 flare and ghost resistance
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2018, 08:49:28 »
Yes.  Another very good choice are  the Nikon Close up lenses. They are two-element achromatic lenses that still maintain a high image quality (The 3T,4T, 5T and 6T).  The 4T (max diopter) for 52mm  and 6T for 62mm.  With step up rings up to 72mm is possible. I use them a lot, easy to pack in the camera bag and easy to screw on the lens and use. They just can make the difference, even on a wide lens like a 20mm.

Have never been able to find these i know there are alternatives like Marumi and others.

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Re: 105/2.5 flare and ghost resistance
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2018, 16:13:34 »
Have never been able to find these i know there are alternatives like Marumi and others.

Fons - the Nikons are actually very good and better than other brands. The Canon ones are not bad.
It has been written that some lenses are REALLY good with them - but the 50-135mm AIS 6T combo is truly exceptional.

I took some time and got the whole set over a few months from ebay. They come up all the time. I think you'd enjoy using them.


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Re: 105/2.5 flare and ghost resistance
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2018, 21:20:27 »
Yes.  Another very good choice are  the Nikon Close up lenses. They are two-element achromatic lenses that still maintain a high image quality (The 3T,4T, 5T and 6T).  The 4T (max diopter) for 52mm  and 6T for 62mm.  With step up rings up to 72mm is possible. I use them a lot, easy to pack in the camera bag and easy to screw on the lens and use. They just can make the difference, even on a wide lens like a 20mm.
John, What sort of container or case do you use to transport your 5T and 6T in the field? 
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Re: 105/2.5 flare and ghost resistance
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2018, 21:28:51 »
The 4T is an easy one, the CP-6 is a good case.  For the 6 T  I use a lens.  Most of the time the 20/2.8 AF.  I then have a small combination, a 20mm + the 6T.

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Re: 105/2.5 flare and ghost resistance
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2018, 22:03:51 »
John, What sort of container or case do you use to transport your 5T and 6T in the field?

Keith, I have a set of these "filter stackers".  They protect the glasses very well:

http://www.camera-filters.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=477
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Re: 105/2.5 flare and ghost resistance
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2018, 07:49:16 »
I have the 4T and the 6T and they have worked well for me.

They do come up on Ebay, but they are not "thick on the ground".

I have heard good things about both the Canon and Marumi offerings, so there are alternatives to those from Nikon, and I understand that the Marumi close up lenses are still being manufactured, so sourcing them should be less problematic than those from Canon or Nikon.

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Re: 105/2.5 flare and ghost resistance
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2018, 08:04:57 »
Thanks Akira.  I hadn't thought of 'Stackcaps'.
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Re: 105/2.5 flare and ghost resistance
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2019, 23:21:31 »
Thanks to all who educated me in this thread about the 105mm 2.5  :D

Both images, Kodak Pro Image 100 Professional @f2.5

Saludos,

Mauricio