Macro rig

Tecpatl4

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Here is a picture I took messing about with my odds and ends. These are the keys on my cell phone. Distance was about 2 inches. Overhead flourescent light and handheld at f1.8

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Sorry about the quality of this one, only other camera I had available was my phone. E-P1, lens is a Zuiko OM 50mm 1.8. Extension tube is a Vivitar 3x teleconverter with the innards removed.

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Tecpatl4

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Same setup except it is a Quantaray 135 2.8 lens, distance about 2 feet. The object is a refrigerator magnet, the head is a half inch across

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On the first one, I don't know what the scale of your phone is, but I think I can get something comparable with the 14-42 kit lens. Not handheld though, in lower light I guess you would have slim hope of any macro clarity with the kit lens. But is there often a need to do macro handheld?
What's the performance of your lens in a more ideal macro situation?

These shots are EPL-1.
Lit by a not overhead 60w equivalent bulb.

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I should have noted, the photo I posted is not cropped. I resized to save space, but you are seeing the original composition.
 

Spuff

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It would be handy for you to show the scale of the whole object otherwise for all we know you have a massive phone.
What's the performance of the set up in an ideal macro situation (eg. tripod and good light)?
What's the closest you can get without the bokeh?
 
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