I certainly wish you could post your images for all to see rather than for only those that are subscribed, but that's your choiceCouple from me from this weekend, all out of camera JPGs (resized) using the 40-150 and E-PL3:
Grainy B&W filter, 58mm, f11, 1/30s
Grainy B&W filter, 78mm, f11, 1/60s
Dramatic tone filter, 62mm, f4.5, 1/125s
No filters, 150mm, f10, 1/80s
Dramatic tone filter, 150mm, f5.6 (wide open at this focal length), 1/500s
Yes, with the 16mm tube and the lens out to a full 150mm, I get solid auto focus at 16" from the front of the extended lens.. Without the 16mm tube, my autofocus is 25-26" from the front of the lens. Of course you lose a lot on the far distance with the tubes, so there is that tradeoff.These turn out very well. I like the green arachnid composition. Does the extension change the minimum focus distance?
Trying something different today.
As some of you know I seem to have this affinity for trying out inexpensive camera gear and today was another one of those days.
Today it was my Olympus E-M10 III entry level camera with the "Plastic Fantastic" $99 40-150 f/4-5.6 zoom with the addition of a Raynox DC150 close up lens attached to the front. Focusing at 150mm was limited to about 6" from the subject and depth of field was razor thin at that distance. But I did manage a few keepers...this one was the best.
This fly was just a tad bigger than a pin head. The second image shows the outfit with the Raynox attached and an iPhone 7s for size comparison.