macro lens advice

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by judystowell, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. judystowell

    judystowell Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 24, 2013
    I've caught the bug to try to shoot snowflakes (in Wisconsin, we have plenty right now). Any advice on a macro lens? I have the kit 12-50, but it doesn't seem to get me close enough. The 60mm MZuiko is on sale right now - I'm thinking about that. Anything else to tempt me?? ( I also love to shoot bugs & flowers after the thaw, so I'm sure I'd get great use out of whatever I end up with)

  2. orfeo

    orfeo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 27, 2013
    Get a macro reverse ring, you will do macro with any lens available, do a Google search, it's plenty enough for your macro needs!
  3. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    One other convenient/modest option if you have a long telephoto (i.e. 150mm) is a good quality achromatic close up filter (not the cheap single element close up filters). If you're really serious about macro the 60mm will give better results though.
  4. edmsnap

    edmsnap Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 20, 2011
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Snowflakes? Maybe you want Nanoha!

    Or (as already suggested) a reverse-ring and a lot of light.

    Depends on if you want to spend $5 or $500.
  5. macbob3

    macbob3 New to Mu-43

    Dec 18, 2013
    If you love snowflakes, bugs, flowers etc. go for the 60mm MZuiko. It's a great lens and you will enjoy it. You are sure to get lots of use out of it.
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  6. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
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