Showcase Olympus 80mm f/4 OM Bellows Macro

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The OM 80mm f4 Bellows Macro lens is designed to be used purely on a Bellows system as illustrated here (shot shows an optional extension tube):

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It's an odd lens where the back element protrudes significantly beyond the mount flange and clearly can't be placed normally on any OM camera, or pretty much anything else for that matter. It does fit on an OM to m4/3s adapter and can be attached to a Pen for example, but you can't focus the lens, even though the lens does has a focus ring. Or can you?

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Never say never! By attaching an extension tube between the lens and the camera adapter (in this case it was a Soligor OM teleconverter with the guts removed), you actually can focus, to infinity and anywhere to the minimum focus distance:

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Here's a shot of one of my hounds that was the cause of my broken arm, butter wouldn't melt in her mouth (that's because it wouldn't be there long enough before it was in her belly):

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Cheers

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I think its the same family of flower as the one above, slightly different colours and the blooms are little larger (about half the size of a Fn button on the back of a camera)

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E-M1 & OM Zuiko 80mm Auto-Macro w/ 65-116mm Extension Tube - probably not the right lens but its been several months since I last used this and figured I'd see how it went... need to get a little too close to be useful but the magnification is hard to beat even if I find it can make its subjects a little 'brittle' sometimes (maybe its just the harsh-sunlight and spindly bee fur?)

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P3270024 by Walter Kernow, on Flickr

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P3270017 by Walter Kernow, on Flickr
 
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