Best set-up

Submitted by artdaschaf on Sun, 12/19/2010 - 06:52

I recently purchased a 500 c/m.  I have since added a 50mm and 150mm and am looking for my middle lens/es.  I have poured through endless forums but thought this would be a great place to get some more definitive opinions.  I am trying to choose between the 80mm, 100mm, and 120mm makro.  From the images I have seen, I love the sharpness of the 100mm, the OOF of the 80mm and the combination of the two from the 120mm but fear I will loose too much sharpness at infinity.  If I got the 120, would probably add the 80 later.  I shoot primarily landscape/cityscapes and some portrait.  From your experience with these lenses, which is your favorite and why.  Thank you all in advance.  These will more than likely be C lenses as that is my budget for the time being.


Tue, 06/24/2014 - 08:15

From experience with the lenses mentioned; by far the best of the trio is the 100mm CF planar, followed by the Macro 120.

The last is the 80mm; once you have tried the 100 Planar, you won't take it off your camera !