E-PL1 14-42mm close focus

Robert Watcher

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Thought I'd see for myself what the close focus abilities of the Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm kit lens is.

Some memory cards are sitting on my desk and so my subject matter is very informal and hastily done. Exposure is f5.6 @ 1/15'th 2000 ISO.

Close focus distance from lens to subject is around the same roughly 4 inches when shooting either long 42mm setting or wide 14mm setting. AF was used. Even though the Green in-focus light displayed at closer distances, I only went as close as when I could still hear the focus confirm "beep". These are full frame images.

@ 42mm (about 2 1/4" wide subject)
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@ 14mm (about 7" wide subject)
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Djarum

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I personally love the close focus ability of the lens, but I have found that when taking pictures of flowers, for example, the camera can have a hard time getting focus lock if there is little contrast on the flower, or subject in general. I find myself using MF a good bit when doing macro's with this lens. Then again, I'm calling them macro's, and according to the other thread, I might be incorrect:doh:.
 

Jim

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Wow, Brian that is a lovely picture. I am actually pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to take close up pictures with this lens. :smile:

E-P1 14-42mm - Unfortunately not sharp enough, but still nice.
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E-P1 14-42mm
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