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    Default Which lens is your macro substitute ?

    Hi Guys..
    All of us don't have a dedicated macro lens and some how we start using one lens as a substitute for a macro lens . My fav lens for macro shots is 4/3 Oly 14-54mm II.I love it and here are some shots. Please tell us about ur make shift macro lens and share some pics .
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    Mine is Teleplus 2X MC7 Macro + OM 50mm F/1.8







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    By far my favorite substitute macro is the Zuiko Digital 70-300mm f/4-5.6. I'm not sure that really counts though, as technically it is a tele-macro at 300mm when using manual focus. I don't know why Olympus never marketed it as a macro-capable lens, even though it can achieve the same 1:2 magnification ratio as the Zuiko Digital 50mm f/2 macro and many of the OM Zuiko macros.

    This is without any teleconverters or extension tubes:


    And this is with the Zuiko EC-14 1.4x teleconverter:


    My next favorite macro substitute would be the Zuiko Digital 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 SWD. This lens takes wonderfully sharp images, and gets to a little less than 1:4 magnification ratio, which is pretty much the standard for non-macro Zuiko Digital lenses. This lens is still my go-to lens for shooting small products. If the 50-200mm can fill the frame with it, then that's the lens I'll use. Otherwise, I'll switch to a dedicated macro if the 50-200mm can't get in close enough.





    Olympus E-3 | Olympus E-PL2 PEN | Olympus E-PM1 PEN | Zuiko ED 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 SWD | Zuiko 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 | Vivitar 100mm f/2.8 Macro | Carl Zeiss Sonnar 135mm f/2.8 | Konica Hexanon 50mm f/1.4 | Konica Hexanon 85mm f/1.8 | G.Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 | Zuiko 35mm f/3.5 Macro | Zuiko 25mm f/2.8 | KMZ Jupiter-3 50mm f/1.5 | E.Zuiko 200mm f/4 | Zuiko 75-150mm f/4 | Olympus EC-14 teleconverter | VF-2 and VF-3 Viewfinders | EMA-1 Mic Adapter | Olympus FL-36R and FL-50R speedlights

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    The closest shot I have to macro is from the Minolta Rokkor 45mm pancake. Heavily cropped. I stuck it on 8x zoom in camera, and minimum focus distance to get this.


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    I used to make use of the Oly 14-42mm mk1 which had a surprisingly short minimum focus..been experimenting recently with a reverse mount setup for macro, using a 28mm 3.5 Olympus OM lens mounted backwards to the sensor.







    A better description of the setup and a few extra shots here:
    http://www.mu-43.com/f54/reversing-r...-macros-39309/

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    Inspired by phrenic I tried out the reversed lens thing. With some silvertape everything worked out quite easily :)
    Ps. Its my first macro shot EVER :)
    All made by the quantaray fd 28mm 2.8
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    Default Panasonic 45-200mm and Achromatic Add-on Lenses

    e.g. Sigma Achromatic Macro +1.6 Diopter

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    Tamron 90mm f/2.5 adaptall with its 1:1 2x teleconverter or my Takumar 100mm macro. Often paired to a Sunpak GX8R Ring light.

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    Using the Kenko extension tubes [10+16mm] I have used most of my lenses, to experiment with cheap/different close-ups. The longer lenses seem to do best —*this example being extreme: Leica R Elmarit 180mm f2.8, +26mm extension tubes; @ f8, 1/160s, ISO 200. Longer lenses get you a little further away from subjects, and some insects get twitchy if you get too close with, say, the LP 45mm f2.8 macro.

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    OM-D/E-M5; P/L GH2; Olympus 12-40mm f2.8; P/L 14mm f2.5; P/L Summilux 25mm f1.4; Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f0.95; P/L Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2; P/L Macro Elmarit 45mm f2.8; Leica Dual-Range Summicron 50mm f2; O 75mm f1.8; P100-300 f4/5.6; Vivitar 100mm f2.8 [Lester Dine] macro [OM]; Leica R Elmarit 180mm f2.8; Vivitar 2X [with macro] tele-extender [OM]; Leica R 2x telel-extender; B&W UVs, CPs and NDs; legacy lens adaptors; Leica M3.


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    Quote Originally Posted by usayit View Post
    Tamron 90mm f/2.5 adaptall with its 1:1 2x teleconverter or my Takumar 100mm macro. Often paired to a Sunpak GX8R Ring light.

    Impressive shots .. there are so many alternatives ..
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