After months of watching Wil Fry with envy as he shot amazing images with his Sigma 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens, and then in March watching with envy as Michael got ahold of a 105mm f/2.8 Sigma Macro and made some amazing images, I decided I wanted to have a “true” macro lens, not just a zoom or two that would focus close.
For many years I carried the famous Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8, and while it was an excellent lens, it wasn’t quite what I wanted in a macro lens.
My box arrived from B&H today, and inside was the Tokina 100mm f/2.8 D AT-X Pro lens. I took it out into the pasture and shot with it in the evening light, and the images it has produced so far are excellent. The build quality and handling are much to my liking as well. I think it’s the beginning of a beautiful friendship.