12-50 macro mode.

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by thomastaesu, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. thomastaesu

    thomastaesu Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 16, 2012
    ATL, GA
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    Can 12-50mm kit lens focus close at any focal length? Do m43 have ring light options for either 12-50 or 60?

    Don't know if I should get 12-50 + 75 or
    Wide + 60 and keep my 14-150.

    I do not do macro too much so I think 12-50 should suffice.
  2. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 6, 2012
    Which wide?

    You only have the choices of 9-18mm, 12mm and 7-14mm (in order of price) to choose from.

    I personally have sold 12-50 to get the 14-150, but I added the 9-18 to cover up to 12mm wide angle. I am in the process of researching macro alternatives, and probably will end up getting extension tubes. YMMV.
  3. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
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    Macro mode is at 43mm only and goes to 0.23m from the sensor and approx half size reproducton. I have found this gives a reasonable space for using natural lighting. Close focus in normal mode is quite reasonable. I think it is around 0.4 meters.

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  4. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
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    I picked up a cheap ebay LED ring light that uses Cokin compatible rings to attach. I use it on both the 12-50 and 60mm.

    The 60mm and 75mm are both very very good. For portraits the extra speed of the 75 will be an advantage. For landscapes either will work.

    Tough choice.