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Oly 12-40 makes adamn fine macro lens....

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by letsgofishing, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. letsgofishing

    letsgofishing Mu-43 Veteran

    352
    Nov 21, 2012
    South Africa
    Mike Kaplan
    The weather has been totally overcast and rainy for the past few days and the sea has been grey and dull.
    I've never shot "macro" before, so this afternoon after the sky lightened and was like a huge softbox, I decided to try it out.
    The wind was blowing a bit, so some of the images are not pin sharp - but I was STUNNED how close I could get to the flowers - I guess around 6-7cm away!
    These are NOT OOC jpegs - I've done some work in PS CS6.....
    I'm sure there are better lenses for true macro work, but for a little used "bonus" feature, I'm very chuffed.

    P3120019.

    P3120015.

    P3120014.

    P3120004.

    P3120011.
     
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  2. Yohan Pamudji

    Yohan Pamudji Mu-43 Veteran

    462
    Jun 21, 2012
    Mississippi, USA
    For occasional and casual macro shooters it's a great bonus feature like you said. It eliminates the need to carry a dedicate macro lens unless you're really serious about macro and need real 1:1 magnification. Excellent shots!
     
  3. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror!

    943
    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
    Clint
    We're these taken at the tele or wide end?
     
  4. letsgofishing

    letsgofishing Mu-43 Veteran

    352
    Nov 21, 2012
    South Africa
    Mike Kaplan
    I must admit that I didn't even check what FL I was using :blush: - EXIF data states 19mm for all of them......
    I'll shoot 2 more today at 12 and 40mm and post....
     
  5. erwinwee

    erwinwee Mu-43 Rookie

    21
    Jan 20, 2014
    Malaysia
    Erwin Wee
    Yes, you're right. The 12-40mm can focus really close. What I do is set the focal length to 40mm, then use MF and set the focus ring to the closest focus range and then adjust my position until I get my subject in focus, then SNAP! Although not true macro, it does produce some amazing images.

    Here are some examples: P1190091.
    P1190067. P1190022. P1190003.
     
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  6. Crushader

    Crushader Mu-43 Regular

    62
    Dec 11, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
    Tham
    Great shots indeed!!!
     
  7. letsgofishing

    letsgofishing Mu-43 Veteran

    352
    Nov 21, 2012
    South Africa
    Mike Kaplan
    OK - here'e 3 pics shot at 12, 25 and 40mm....
    12mm.
    25mm.
    40mm.
     
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  8. SVENS1

    SVENS1 Mu-43 Regular

    90
    Apr 11, 2013
    Canada
    I tried it with my E-pl1 kit lens and it works. Thanks for the tip