The lens is great, but the case is weak so it broke after some months. The hood is nice except that it somewhat blocks four corners of the frame.
I am very happy with the quality of the macro lens and the photos that I was able to take. I am however, disappointed that unlike competitive products I would need to buy a case with every lens I purchase. It is very impractical to change the case each time I need to change the lens. I am a travel photographer and I would need an array of lens if I intend to travel light. I hope Sandmarc is listening with empathy for photographers like me who eventually would migrate to the competitor because of a more practical design.
This little lens is amazing. I only had it for a couple of days. It arrived very fast. Couldn’t wait to try it. Picked several different subjects in the back yard. The magnification is superb, the photos are sharp and the color is true to the subject. This lens is probably going to be my favorite. Going to have much fun with it.
It definitely does what it says it should! You definitely have to get extremely close! If anyone sees this could you tell me which lenses would be good for adding definition but still standing about a foot away? I need to capture the details in people’s faces as I am a permanent make up technician