Macro photography with GX7 + 14-140mm + Raynox DCR150

leendertv

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On monday I tested my new GX7 with the Panasonic 100-300mm. It was a great experience. See this topic: https://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?t=68535

Today I decided to take my Panasonic 14-140mm + Raynox DCR150 and do some macro shots.
This a nice lightweight flexible combination! One lens for both landscapes and closeups (without the Raynox DCR150) and for macro (with the Raynox DCR150)!

I decided to leave the flash at home and use higher ISO when needed (max ISO3200)
(usually I use a flash with diffuser for macro photography, especially with the high magnification of the Raynox DCR250)

My settings:
- JPG only
- I tweaked the standard JPG style: contrast: -2, sharpness: -1, noise reduction: -5
- electronic shutter
- ETC (extra teleconv): 8mp crop (because I had no flash, I choose for lower magnifications)
- Auto ISO (max ISO3200)
- Auto whitebalance
- Aperture priority mode
- F8
- All shots handheld

Postprocessing in GIMP:
- Crop if needed
- curves
- unsharp mask

I'm very happy with the results!
The combination feels very balanced!
Auto focus is very fast.

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Awesome, what focal range as well? I have a few primes curious if I can get this and slap it on the p25 o45 o75 for some super sharp macro fun!
 

leendertv

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Wow, impressive, especially considering those were hand-held -- what shutter speed range did you use?
I don't know. I use Aperture priority mode. I think the slowest is something like 1/160sec.

Awesome, what focal range as well? I have a few primes curious if I can get this and slap it on the p25 o45 o75 for some super sharp macro fun!
For the Raynox I prefer a zoom. With the zoom youre more flexible in choosing the magnification you want.
40mm is low magnification, 140mm is high magnification.
I think the o75 wil give you good results.
 

Art

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great results, I use E-M10 w/14-140 II and Raynox 150. I prefer shooting with flash at base ISO and f16 though.
 
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