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Micro/macro lenses for OMD-EM5

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by tanMu4358, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. tanMu4358

    tanMu4358 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 26, 2012
    I am looking for a macro lens for the Oly OMD-EM5 :2thumbs:. If you have any suggestions or links please help. Thanks.
     
  2. McBob

    McBob Mu-43 Regular

    111
    Apr 22, 2012
    Anybody else's 45-60mm macro.

    My current favorites are a vintage Micro-Nikkor 55/2.8 and a reversed Voigtlander 17.5
     
  3. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Me Too

    Just what IS the hot macro lens for m4/3? I have a top notch adapter for Nikon lenses? What is the classic manual focus AIs Nikon macro? :smile:
     
  4. tanMu4358

    tanMu4358 Mu-43 Regular

    39
    Jul 26, 2012
    Is any adapters like m43 to Canon EF and/or EF-S lenses available?
     
  5. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Depends on what kind of macroimages youre after i think.
    I´m using the Oly 45mm with extensiontubes for these, no need for macrolens.
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  6. tanMu4358

    tanMu4358 Mu-43 Regular

    39
    Jul 26, 2012
    Macro lens for m43

    How do you find these set-ups? Any links? Thanks.
     
  7. tanMu4358

    tanMu4358 Mu-43 Regular

    39
    Jul 26, 2012
    Grid,

    Which Oly 45 f1.8 or macro 45 f2.8? I have heard the f2.8 is a wasting money. Is that true? Please correct me if I am wrong since I do not own that lens.
     
  8. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Sorry, Oly 45mm F1.8
     
  9. tanMu4358

    tanMu4358 Mu-43 Regular

    39
    Jul 26, 2012
    Extension tubes

    Where did you buy the extension tubes? Any links would be appreciated.
     
  10. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Kenko DG extension tube set, bought them from Japan on ebay.
     
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  11. tanMu4358

    tanMu4358 Mu-43 Regular

    39
    Jul 26, 2012
    I have looked through eBay but there is no specific use for Oly OMD-E5. There are only for others like Sony and Panasonic (?) in general.
     
  12. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    Any one that mentions Micro 4/3 will work on the E5.
     
  13. johnc

    johnc Mu-43 Regular

    179
    Oct 20, 2011
    You can get them from B&H as well.
     
  14. johnc

    johnc Mu-43 Regular

    179
    Oct 20, 2011
    Something else you might want to consider is the Vivitar 2X macro focusing teleconverter. Goes for between $30-$40 on eBay (that's where I got mine). Downside is a two-stop light loss, but in the right conditions, such as where light is plentiful or, if it isn't, your subject is stationary enough to allow for longer shutter speeds (as opposed to wider aperture--you'll be dealing with rather shallow DOF as it is), it's an relatively inexpensive way to get into 1:1 macro photography.

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  15. Zanr Zij

    Zanr Zij Mu-43 Regular

    93
    Mar 10, 2012
    It belong what you shot. AF better but MF would be very ok for macro. I got 2nd mint Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro 1:1 for 200$ and happy with it because of sharp and longer focal length effective.

    Another option you should go: get Raynox 250 for about under 100$. You will keep AF of your lens.

    And the last maybe tube :)

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using OM-D E-M5 + Leica 25/f1.4 + T*
     
  16. heli-mech

    heli-mech Mu-43 Top Veteran

    959
    Mar 9, 2012
    Vancouver Island, Canada
    Andrew
    Personally I perfer the longer legacy macro's especially with the om-d's great IBIS. Gives you a longer working distance. No need for AF with macro, its nearly useless for that purpose.

    Tubes are a way to go but the electronic ones cost the same or more than a legacy lens and when mounted you have a really narrow working distance.

    Good 50mm legacy's will run $75 or so and up, 100's $125 and up as ballpark ebay figures. Pawn shop, thrift stores may turn one up for substantially less.
     
  17. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    IMVHO....AF for Macro shooting is a no-no, I prefer MF.

    I had a Panny 45mm Macro briefly, I sent it back, working distance was next to nothing and it cost an-arm-and-a-leg.

    I have settled instead for one of the great Macro lenses, a mint Micro Nikkor 55mm f3.5 with PK 13 extension tube.

    The 55mm + PK 13 cost approx 25% that of the Panny 45mm, the working distance has not improved, but think of the money I've saved. :biggrin:


    P1010807-RS by Dave in Wales, on Flickr
     
  18. tanMu4358

    tanMu4358 Mu-43 Regular

    39
    Jul 26, 2012
    I already got a Canon EF 100 f2.8L IS for macro and portrait but I want to try out with my OMD EM5.
     
  19. johnc

    johnc Mu-43 Regular

    179
    Oct 20, 2011
    Vivitar 2X macro focusing teleconverter in conjunction with a Tamron Adaptall SP 90mm f/2.5 Macro ( model 52B) on a GF2

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