Showcase Olympus 30mm f3.5 Macro

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by didin21, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. didin21

    didin21 New to Mu-43

    Oct 11, 2016
    I have some images taken with this lens to share with you.

    all shot with an EM5mkII camera with the use of focus bracketing.

    Oestridae - Cephenemyia stimulator by didin21, sur Flickr

    Cluster of male Colletes sp by didin21, sur Flickr

    Dasypoda altercator by didin21, sur Flickr
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  2. didin21

    didin21 New to Mu-43

    Oct 11, 2016
    another series of single shot images...

    Asilidae by didin21, sur Flickr

    P7080326 by didin21, sur Flickr

    Dasypoda altercator by didin21, sur Flickr

    Sciaridae - Sciara sp. by didin21, sur Flickr

    Juvenile grasshoper by didin21, sur Flickr
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  3. Amazing images, congratulations.
  4. Vinod Menon

    Vinod Menon New to Mu-43

    Oct 21, 2016
    Vinod Menon
    Amazing snaps...
    How close were these subjects from the lens?? I anted to get to macro photography and would really appreciate your guidance.
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  5. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 19, 2013
    Hereford, UK
    Martin Connolly
    Were those just with this lens or did you use a raynox or similar too? I'm looking for a macro lens for a reasonable price and these look great.
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  6. mjgraaf

    mjgraaf Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 9, 2014
    Why did you not use the 60mm macro? Seems to me a bit more applicable for macro insect shots because you can stay further away from the insect....
  7. didin21

    didin21 New to Mu-43

    Oct 11, 2016
    Can't tell exactly how close it was. Very close anyway!

    I used just the lens with no additionnal element. I tried a raynox dcr250 once and the subject is hit at highest magnification.

    Yes, you are right, the 60mm is generaly more suitable for bugs because of longer working distance but I did not feel so limited with the tiny 30mm.
  8. Rambling Sam

    Rambling Sam Mu-43 Regular

    May 27, 2016
    Reading, Berkshire, UK
    A bit like swings and roundabouts; the 60mm means you don't have to get in so close, whilst the 30mm will give you deeper DoF, when both lenses are used on the same f-stop. I don't think the 30mm has a 'distance limiter' controller built into it, which to me is a very useful feature. Since the images shown, employ focus bracketing, it's not possible to say which lens is better optically. Personally, the 60mm suits me better.
  9. didin21

    didin21 New to Mu-43

    Oct 11, 2016
    pics shown in my second post are not focus bracketed. This 30 mm has an impressive sharpness and I am used to use macro lenses from 28mm to 150mm.
    The 60mm is probably a better tool for bugs hunting but if you want a more versatile focal length that is also a very competent macro tool then this 30mm is to be considered.