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Oly 12-50 macro function on PANNY Bodies

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by broncophil, May 7, 2013.

  1. broncophil

    broncophil Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 23, 2010
    Anyone know if the macro function will work on panny bodies?
     
  2. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    Dennis
    Yes it will. The firmware was also updated back in March 2012. I got my girlfriend a GF-5 for a gift and tried my 12-50 on it.

    The Lens Function button that's on the lens itself though probably won't work (sorry didn't test that and I don't have the camera hand now).
     
  3. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

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    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia
    Just saw your question and since I have the Pana GH1 (bought for video but couldn't really get into it) and the Oly 12-50mm (bought together with the omd) sitting on the shelf eating dusts, so I took it to the backyard and tested the combo in macro mode (switched to macro mode on the lens). It worked quite well. Here is the quick result:

    No crop:
    gh1macro_mode-1.

    Cropped maybe around 60-70%
    gh1macro_mode-2.

    Cropped a bit more:
    gh1macro_mode-3.
     
  4. broncophil

    broncophil Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 23, 2010
    thanks for taking the time to do all that.
     
  5. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

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    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia
    No worries. Do you intend to buy the 12-50mm to use on your GX1?
     
  6. broncophil

    broncophil Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 23, 2010
    already did... on its way.