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By Ginseng Sullivan
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the biggest difference between the length is the distance from the subject to achieve 1:1 reproduction. the longer the lens the longer the distance. it helps for shy bugs and for using the on board flash which is sometimes blocked by the 60mm with the sub only 7\" away.

that being said i would buy another old style 105 in a second if anything ever happened to the one i have. best lens ever for insects and fish shots.

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By jdub
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Ginseng Sullivan wrote:the biggest difference between the length is the distance from the subject to achieve 1:1 reproduction. the longer the lens the longer the distance. it helps for shy bugs and for using the on board flash which is sometimes blocked by the 60mm with the sub only 7\" away.

that being said i would buy another old style 105 in a second if anything ever happened to the one i have. best lens ever for insects and fish shots.
Well I sprung for the 85mm which, when demoing the two, I liked more than the f2 60mm. Other than taking shots of the innards of a toilet I haven't done much with it yet: I'll post when I have something useful.

btw, taking shots of the workings of a malfunctioning, vintage toilet and taking them on your Ipad to the local parts dealer works damn fine for figuring out what you need (and don't need) to fix the damn thing.
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By locogringo
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jdub wrote:
Ginseng Sullivan wrote:the biggest difference between the length is the distance from the subject to achieve 1:1 reproduction. the longer the lens the longer the distance. it helps for shy bugs and for using the on board flash which is sometimes blocked by the 60mm with the sub only 7\" away.

that being said i would buy another old style 105 in a second if anything ever happened to the one i have. best lens ever for insects and fish shots.
Well I sprung for the 85mm which, when demoing the two, I liked more than the f2 60mm. Other than taking shots of the innards of a toilet I haven't done much with it yet: I'll post when I have something useful.

btw, taking shots of the workings of a malfunctioning, vintage toilet and taking them on your Ipad to the local parts dealer works damn fine for figuring out what you need (and don't need) to fix the damn thing.
Vintage toilet? I have on from 1940. Yours more vintage than that? Maybe we should start a vintage toilet thread w/ pics. I pet that 85 is plenty sharp,

GS. That lens is damn nice.
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