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Achieve 2:1 macro magnification - advice

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by thenextpage, May 2, 2015.

  1. thenextpage

    thenextpage Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 13, 2014
    Hello friends,

    I want to build my macro setup for my Olympus gear (using E-M1). My goal is to achieve extreme magnification (high resolution) of food; such as the seeds in a kiwi / fibers of banana / cells of lime, etc...

    So, I'm searching for advice on the best setup to do this. My idea is to build a system with the Oly 60mm - but from here I'm not sure what are the best accessory components. I'm also not tied to the Oly 60mm, which I don't even own yet, I'm just under the impression that it'd be a good starting point. I've read about different lens accessories including extension tubes, converters and achromat filters. I'm also looking for good macro lighting accessories.

    Basically I'm searching for high resolution magnification greater than 1:1, preferably 2:1. If you can advise on the best gear to achieve this, please share.

    Thank you!
  2. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    You might want to consider if you're after macro or a microscope - particularly if you're after fibre/cell level imagery.

    Otherwise, extension tubes, tripods, flash-rigs and diopters are worthwhile investments. You may want to experiment and build up your kit as you see what suits your style best.

    Some useful links


    Mark Berkery posts on the forum and he has a great guide online

  3. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
  4. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
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