How to use 60mm?

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

  1. kevinaldo

    kevinaldo Mu-43 Regular

    78
    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

    205
    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 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 8, 2012
    Alabama 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

    78
    Nov 30, 2012
    CA, USA
    do you guys use the 2x magnification when MF?
     
  5. zensu

    zensu Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 8, 2012
    Alabama 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.