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Showcase Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Macro

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Amin Sabet, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Not sure I'm ready to see these photos - I'm pretty sure they'll give me GAS! :biggrin:
     
  3. Gusnyc

    Gusnyc Mu-43 Veteran

    306
    Mar 9, 2010
    New York
    Ok, let me be the first. Not very impressive, but I took this picture as soon as I got the lens.

     
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  4. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Sam
    Could you elaborate?

     
  5. Gusnyc

    Gusnyc Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2010
    New York
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  6. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    That sunset is gorgeous! :2thumbs:
     
  7. Mr Moo

    Mr Moo Rocket builder, collector of vintage air guitars

    299
    Sep 17, 2012
    SE Virginia
    Mike
    Check out the detail in cell phone guy's hair. Amazing. Can't wait for Amazon's supplies to arrive.
     
  8. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Sam
    Great detail indeed...again, this is probably the best value in m4/3 lenses
     
  9. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Damn thats sharp. Would love to see some head to head comparisons vs 75mm. Olympus is on a roll with their primes.

    Sent from my iPad using Mu-43 App
     
  10. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Got my copy today, here's a handful of test shots. Some of these are at higher ISO indoors so there's some noise. All are handheld also and I can already see it's more difficult to work with a 60mm non-stabilized lens than the PL 45mm w/OIS.

    All with G5 + 60mm

    Reference point for this shot - this is a dog hair on top of my macbook :eek:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8021135859/" title="Olympus 60mm Macro Test by jloden, on Flickr"> 8021135859_e7b969da0f_c. "600" height="800" alt="Olympus 60mm Macro Test"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8021137525/" title="Olympus 60mm Macro Test by jloden, on Flickr"> 8021137525_7da2e4cd84_c. "800" height="600" alt="Olympus 60mm Macro Test"></a>


    Outside for some macro fun

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8021143976/" title="Olympus 60mm Macro Test by jloden, on Flickr"> 8021143976_1446b0f0a0_c. "800" height="600" alt="Olympus 60mm Macro Test"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8021140133/" title="Olympus 60mm Macro Test by jloden, on Flickr"> 8021140133_b7530a187a_c. "800" height="600" alt="Olympus 60mm Macro Test"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8021141367/" title="Olympus 60mm Macro Test by jloden, on Flickr"> 8021141367_a176943a38_c. "800" height="600" alt="Olympus 60mm Macro Test"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8021142093/" title="Olympus 60mm Macro Test by jloden, on Flickr"> 8021142093_7063c6b302_c. "800" height="600" alt="Olympus 60mm Macro Test"></a>


    Back inside for another dog shot :smile:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8021147588/" title="Olympus 60mm Macro Test by jloden, on Flickr">[​IMG]"800" height="600" alt="Olympus 60mm Macro Test"></a>


    And one portrait with the lens... I thought the 75mm was sharp as can be already, but there was a ton of detail even at ISO 1600. This is after a bunch of retouching in post to remove make-up spots and applying a lightly modified "soften skin" preset with the adjustment brush as well.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8021145361/" title="Marlana by jloden, on Flickr">"600" height="800" alt="Marlana"></a>



    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8021148622/" title="Marlana by jloden, on Flickr">"600" height="800" alt="Marlana"></a>
     
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  11. m43dex

    m43dex Mu-43 Veteran

    242
    Mar 5, 2011
    Michigan
    It came in today and I only had a few minutes of sun.... so this plant action was the best I could do... especially with the breeze that was out

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    8021770880_87c3370509_b.

    This lens and my Tokina 90mm will definitely live in my on the go camera bag... I cant wait for this weekend!
     
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  12. incabloc

    incabloc Mu-43 Top Veteran

    539
    May 21, 2012
    Very impressive details & colours!
     
  13. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

    297
    Nov 4, 2010
    You did very well for few minutes of sunlight. I wish I could get those shots in one day. lol An eye for photography makes a huge difference.
     
  14. m43dex

    m43dex Mu-43 Veteran

    242
    Mar 5, 2011
    Michigan
    Thx I was trying to get a few decent shots... however I just think this lens just really rocks.... :smile:

    BTW ... when I opened the box of the lens, I was very taken by its diminutive size and construction. I think everyone who gets this lens will be pleasantly surprised and pleased.
     
  15. jalex

    jalex Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 24, 2010
    Jane
    Sorry to double post, I started my own thread before I found this one but would prefer to add to the sample archive here.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/janie_miranda/8020386187/" title="Need Plant ID please by ~Jane, on Flickr"> 8020386187_0139f40319_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Need Plant ID please"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/janie_miranda/8021421572/" title="Garden Spider by ~Jane, on Flickr"> 8021421572_bc465538ff_b. "768" height="1024" alt="Garden Spider"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/janie_miranda/8021454901/" title="Green Mum by ~Jane, on Flickr"> 8021454901_b357771768_b. "1024" height="820" alt="Green Mum"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/janie_miranda/8021459004/" title="Lantana by ~Jane, on Flickr"> 8021459004_fbc2383ceb_b. "1024" height="683" alt="Lantana"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/janie_miranda/8021458700/" title="Portrait Sample with Macro lens by ~Jane, on Flickr">"1024" height="768" alt="Portrait Sample with Macro lens"></a>
     
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  16. jalex

    jalex Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 24, 2010
    Jane
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/janie_miranda/8025171471/" title="Autumn Bumblebee by ~Jane, on Flickr"> 8025171471_9a8f6b902c_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Autumn Bumblebee"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/janie_miranda/8025170944/" title="Garden Spider by ~Jane, on Flickr"> 8025170944_38593fbe31_b. "768" height="1024" alt="Garden Spider"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/janie_miranda/8025171213/" title="Twin acorns by ~Jane, on Flickr"> 8025171213_058fed22f2_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Twin acorns"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/janie_miranda/8025170734/" title="spider by ~Jane, on Flickr"> 8025170734_57384792b2_b. "1024" height="683" alt="spider"></a>
     
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  17. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Few more from today doing some testing side by side with the PL 45mm. Need to do some more tests but it looks like the 60mm has some possibilities for the occasional portrait too, as I'd hoped :smile:

    G5 + 60mm
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8024782716/" title="P1010589 by jloden, on Flickr"> 8024782716_a40dc342b7_c. "600" height="800" alt="P1010589"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8024784536/" title="P1010598 by jloden, on Flickr"> 8024784536_8ac1f31e97_c. "600" height="800" alt="P1010598"></a>



    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8024789786/" title="P1010620 by jloden, on Flickr"> 8024789786_df812eb9de_c. "800" height="600" alt="P1010620"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8024782301/" title="P1010575 by jloden, on Flickr">[​IMG]"800" height="600" alt="P1010575"></a>
     
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  18. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    Nice shots, Jay!

    BTW, did you blur the foreground and background on the third shot in PP? The sharp change is focus is kind of drastic. Reminds me of the leopard walking on the street (National Geographic) shot that someone posted on this site a while back...
     
  19. CPWarner

    CPWarner Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 24, 2010
    Cliff
    Another spider shot here. Hand held, so any lack of sharpness was from me.
    p1149877262-4.
     
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  20. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Nope, that's all in camera... the DoF gets very shallow when working at super close focusing distances and IIRC that was at f/2.8. Doing it over again I'd probably stop down for more DoF but it was also already dark enough that I was at ISO 1600 there too.
     
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