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Re: [OM] Zuiko 90mmf/2 macro

Subject: Re: [OM] Zuiko 90mmf/2 macro
From: frankrad4@xxxxxxxx
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 19:30:31 -0500
    A Zuiko 90/2 Macro sold on KEH this morning. It was graded LN- and
they got $849.00. I saw it this morning and almost pulled the trigger but
the price kept me away. I went away from the computer for an hour and
checked again and it was gone. Did someone on the list buy it? I had
second thoughts about walking away from it but I am glad someone saved me
from myself. I am still looking for a more used / less expensive copy.
They also had a 24/2 and 21/2 if anyone is looking for one of those. 449
and 665 if I remember correctly. 
                                                                         
  Frank
On Thu, 01 Nov 2001 19:00:39 -0500 Larry <Halpert@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> Hi Brian,
> 
> The Tokina 90mm f2.5 ATX plus matched optical extender, and Vivitar 
> Series 1 90mm
> f2.5, also with matched optical extenders come out on top, with the 
> more advertised
> Tamron 90mm f2.5 with tube extender (no matched correcting elements 
> inside) coming
> in a close third.
> These focus to 1:2, just like the Zuiko, and with their matched 
> extenders, go down
> to 1:1.
> They are much more commonly available used than the Zuiko, 
> especially through ebay.
> Here's an example of the Tokina: (this one's for Nikon)
> http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1287151884
> He has the matched optical extender on a seperate auction:
> http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1287157721
> So, he got $194 total, but the usual is about $150 for both.
> Here's an example of the Vivitar (this one's for canon)
> http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1291312616
> This will generally sell for more than the Tokina, because it's more 
> famous (even
> though its the same design, and Tokina made both)
> The Tamron is probably the most commonly heard of, so its all over 
> ebay selling for
> about the same as the Vivitar. It's a great lens, but I'd stay with 
> the other 2 if
> given the choice.
> 
> There are similar lenses by these manufacturers such as 90mm with an 
> F2.8 aperture
> instead of F2.5. These also focus completely to 1:1, but as good as 
> they are,
> they're just not as good as the ones above.
> 
> Just keep on the lookout for an Olympus mount version. It will  
> appear quicker than
> you save the money for the zuikos obscene new price.
> 
> Larry
> 
> Brian Swale wrote:
> 
> >no, money doesn't come that easy
> >- I will have to sell 3 choice items to raise the necessary, and 
> I'm on a
> pretty>much fixed >income.  Care to name the excellent 
> alternatives?
> 
> >
> > Brian Swale
> >
> > >Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 16:27:28 -0700
> > >From: "Richard F. Man" <richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >Subject: Re: [OM] Zuiko 90mmf/2 macro
> >
> > >Do you have a scan of Shaw's stuff?
> >
> > >Also, I scanned mine in using a transparency adapter of a Epson 
> 1650
> > >flatbed (has not decided which negative scanner to get yet) at 
> 3200 dpi,
> > >and then downsampled to 3x5 size so I think better scan can be 
> have.
> >
> > >Plus I did not use a tripod :-)
> >
> > At 11:27 AM 11/1/2001 +1300, you wrote:
> > >Hi folks
> > >
> > >I like this shot too, but this is what I wonder.
> > >
> > >I am saving up to buy a new Zuiko 90mmf/2 macro. Have been for a 
> while.  I
> > >already have a 100, but the 90 focuses much closer.
> > > (snip)
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