Topic: Printing-Nikkor 150mm
Having been using the 105mm version for many months, I now have the 150mm version which has the same kind of performance, but over a wider range of magnifications and is as good at f11 as at f2.8 (according to one website).
The main disadvantage is that it weighs over 1kg, compared to the 377g of my copy of the 105. On the necessary 220mm or so extension required for 1:1, more for higher magnification, the leverage of that weight is considerable. Yesterday I stopped photographing, due to sweat running into my eyes.
A plus is that the 150 has an adjustment for the position of the diaphragm, according to the magnification in use. Otherwise symmetrical, and with 62mm filter rings at both ends, this adjustment surely means it needs to be used mounted in one direction for optimum performance (contrary to what some bloggers suggest).
Another advantage is that I have been able to (with as light modification) use two Canon 65mm lens tripod mount rings to hold two (RC) flash guns on the barrel for macro illumination.
Here are some images (f11) from the first major session with the lens. They are at 1:1 at the sensor, 2:1 with m4/3 crop. The first is with one large flash and one small one mounted further back that mentioned above, as used with other lenses. The second is with two guns forward on the barrel, with the large one still back on an L-bracket, level with the camera body:
Last edited by e6filmuser (2015-09-20 19:04:09)