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Sony Nex-F3 and the Yasuhara Nanoha Macro Lens 5:1 – High Res Sample Photos and Guess the Macro!!

YASUHARA Nanoha Macro Lens 5:1

I’ve been using the Sony Nex-F3 for about a week now and took a bunch of sample photos using the Yasuhara Nanoha Macro Lens with 4:1, and 5:1 Magnification. This lens is incredible powerful and I can honestly say it’s pretty hard to use due to the super high magnification levels, shallow depth of field, and extremely close focus distance. Mind you, a lot of Macro lenses suffer from these same challenges, which makes Macro Photography a lot of fun if you ask me 🙂

The Yasuhara Nanoha Macro Lens has a Triple LED constant lighting rig built into the lens that is not only convenient, but actually works!! It’s powered by a little USB power supply that attaches with a cable when needed.  I’ll go into more detail about the lighting in my full review, but for now know it works pretty good and is needed for most photos.

Yasuhara Nanoha Macro Lens 5:1

Here’s what she looks like, and note the holes notched out of the front area by the LED’s. This is where the little accessory clips snap in.

YASUHARA Nanoha Macro Lens 5:1 for Sony E Mount (NEX)
YASUHARA Nanoha Macro Lens 5:1 for Sony E Mount (NEX)

High Res Sample Photos

I took a bunch of these at 4:1 and 5:1 macro but since it’s a full manual lens, none of the exif data comes with the file about the lens unfortunately. I added some info in Lightroom 4, but for your reference I used f/16 and f/22 for most of these photos.

Guess the Macro!!  Can you figure out specifically what this stuff is in the photos below?? Also, be sure to Click the Thumbnails for the 1200px Gallery Style Version!!

Closing Remarks

I’ll let you know later what everything is later, don’t worry!!  I still need to so some focus stacking macro work as well to really get some killer images off of this lens, so stay tuned for that. Also, the Sony RX100New Sony 18-200mm E-Mount Lens , and Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye Lens showed up last night I believe (still in BHPhoto Box), and I’m just itching to open the box!!!

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  1. Those are some great examples of what this specialty macro (microscopy?) lens is made for. And from the top:
    1/ a chilled and perspiring can of beverage?
    2/ a closer version of #1?
    3/ the ‘hook’ side of a velcro tab?
    4/ the ‘loop’ side of a velcro tab?
    5/ strands of DNA in a petrie dish? o_O
    6/ a piece of cheese?
    7/ I soooo want to say something with the words ‘nucleotide’ and ‘sequencing’ in the sentence, but I’ll say shaved ice with grape flavouring?
    8/ another frosty beverage in a container not necessarily made of aluminium?
    9/ a disease spot on a leaf?
    10/ graphite, perhaps in a pencil?
    11/ a closer view of #10?
    What do I win? ;o)

    1. Great guesses Alan!! You got a few correct, and several wrong 😉 I’ll let it go a bit longer before I give them away. #7 cracked me up, but not even close!!

  2. The Rokinon 2.8 launched just in time for me to take it on a whirlwind tour of Death Valley and surrounding areas. It was the best gear purchase I made for that trip! Will link you some photos soon.

    1. Hey Bud,
      I never did the official “Product Review” on this lens Al. I honestly didn’t think I haa enough good sample photos beyond these and a few others. It’s hard to really judge the corner sharpness as well due to the super shallow depth of field. It’s basically a microscope for the Nex camera system!!
      I will make an effort to go over the files again, and try and put a review together that is somewhat decent. I really don’t like to do anything half-arsed if you know what I’m saying 😉

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