I have the 55/2.8 (AIS).
Very good lens for macro and normal use, sice the front element is buried somewhere in there there is almost no flare.
I have used it for some closeups, but I'd love to have a 200mm micro for getting 1:1 without having to be a few mm away.
It works very well for copying documents and technical pictures, I use it a lot with a digital camera (D70) for work here in the university for my research.
PS. Yes I remember World, I still have 7 years of that magazine (Hardbound per year) in my library, as a way to remember my childhood.
Originally Posted by Ara Ghajanian