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I'm looking to 'play around' with some macro photography. Nothing serious at this stage so don't want to spend much.  I have a Novoflex R-SL adaptor which I use with a 50mm Summicron R I have and it works fine. Has anyone any thoughts on both the Elmarit-R f2.8 60mm and the Elmar-R f4 100mm, both of which seem to be reasonably priced on eBay. Any pitfalls to look out for and most importantly, will that work with the SL using manual and Focus Peaking?

 

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I use an Elpro VIb (16532) with my Summicron R 50mm. This combination works fine, even on a Sony camera. Of course stays the question, where macrophotography ends and microphotography begins.

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I use a zeiss 100mm macro for Nikon with an adapter and focus peaking works great, so I assume it will on the lenses you mention. Manual focus lenses are an asset as they make for precise focusing to use with focus stacking in photoshop.

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You may also want to check out the Laowa 100mm macro. I use it with the SL2 and it works very well. Very sharp, no chromatic aberration and Leica-like build quality. Also it has a 2:1 magnification range, which is unlike most other macro lenses and quite addictive to play with. Especially if you’re looking for a a low cost option, this is a lot of value for your money. 

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