- Oct 14, 2010
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I'm one of those. I have plenty of useful macro shots taken at f/16 or even f/18 with the 20MP sensor.Ask some macro shooters and they will tell you that while degradation from diffraction sets in from f11 it really only becomes a problem from f16. For my underwater photography I regularly go to f16 to eliminate ambient light, because flash sync speed only allows me to go to 1/250s. Global shutter would allow me to open up my aperture alot but even now I don‘t have a problem going to f16. At f22 the image becomes notably soft. This is mostly using the Olympus 12-50mm lens at it‘s macro setting. I assume that lenses that are sharper out of the box (although I‘ve got a very good copy) will be even better at f16 and maybe even at f22, but I didn‘t try it when I had the Olympus 60mm for a few weeks.
Purists? But yeah, I agree 10000%.Who cares how the photo looks unprocessed?