Macro option with epl-1 and panny 45-200

shoturtle

 
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Here is another low cost option for macro if you have a zoom. These were taken with an epl-1 with the panny 45-200mm and canon 500D close up lens. I put a step up ring from 52 to 58 as I use the lens with my canon lenses.

The first shot is the watch, the second at f8, and the third at f5.6. All tripod shots. Not bad for a 80 investment. The single point 14x box did a nice job of getting critical focus.
 

shoturtle

 
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Yeah, the panasonic LC55 is not a bad lens pretty similar to the canon 500D. The 500D does come in a 52mm thread. I have allot of ef lenses at 58mm for my eos that is why I use a step up ring instead of getting the 52mm version.
 

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That is very interesting, and an affordable way to get one's feet wet with Macro.

I'm curious how the Oly 14-150mm would perform. Any reason to stick with the Canon 500D instead of the 250D?
 

shoturtle

 
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The 4 diopter of the 250d would give you very thin dof. So with a longer lens like the 14-150 you will need to really stop down to the F20's, While the 500D at 2 diopter you can get good dof at f13-f16. Making it a bit easier for handheld close up shots. The 250D on a short lens with a FL less then 70mm would work well. As the lens does not have as much mag as a long zoom. I have been playing with the idea of getting a 250D for super macro. But I would be restricted to only shooting on tripods with it.
 

shoturtle

 
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It is not very expensive, and gives you good results. A good way to start out with macro. And while I have a true macro lens the olympus 35mm 3.5 with the 4/3 adapter. The 45-200 and the 500D lets me travel a bit lighter when I do not want to carry more then 2 lenses. And gives me nice results.
 

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