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How to use 60mm?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by kevinaldo, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. kevinaldo

    kevinaldo Mu-43 Regular

    77
    Nov 30, 2012
    CA, USA
    Finally received my copy of 60mm macro, do you dial to 1:1 and release to get super close? I am just confused and owning a macro lens very first time.

    Thank you for reading :)
     
  2. evilnim

    evilnim Mu-43 Veteran

    201
    Mar 27, 2012
    Birmingham
    Yep, flick the dial to 1:1, and it will flick back automatically. Your focus point is then set at 1:1 magnification and you can move the camera to achieve focus at that magnification. I have much better luck (and it is luck, as I'm nowhere near as experienced as some of the guys here) with manual focus with the 60mm.

    It's awesome, I love it.
     
  3. zensu

    zensu An Old Fool

    Aug 8, 2012
    Southeastern USA
    Bobby
    Same here, I just turn the focus limiter dial to 1:1 and move the camera back and forth to acquire focus. The focus limiter dial offers more options than any other macro lens I have ever used. Limiting focus can significantly help the lens auto-focus, of course for super close up work I find manual focus better, IMHO.
     
  4. kevinaldo

    kevinaldo Mu-43 Regular

    77
    Nov 30, 2012
    CA, USA
    do you guys use the 2x magnification when MF?
     
  5. zensu

    zensu An Old Fool

    Aug 8, 2012
    Southeastern USA
    Bobby
    Yes, I've got mine set to go into 2x view when I manual focus with any lens. It helps these old eyes see more detail.