using the 60mm macro

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by damianmkv, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. damianmkv

    damianmkv Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 7, 2014
    Surrey, England
    before going m43, I had a d7000 which i used with a 70-300 and a raynox DCR-250 for macro. When I changed system, i took the decision to buy a macro lens but I'm struggling with it :dash2:

    The reason is that to get a decent amount of DoF, I used to shoot at f14 or so. However, doing that with the E-M10 just makes the EVF go black and I cannot see a thing.

    I guess that I'm doing something wrong so would appreciate some guidance, thanks :thumbup:
     
  2. ManofKent

    ManofKent Hopefully still learning

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    Dec 26, 2014
    Faversham, Kent, UK
    Richard
    If you stop down beyond f8 you'll start to get diffraction issues. f8 should give you a decent amount of dof on M4/3
     
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  3. damianmkv

    damianmkv Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 7, 2014
    Surrey, England
    Thanks Richard - I'll have another go.
     
  4. Sujiar

    Sujiar Mu-43 Rookie

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    Dec 5, 2014
    NorCal, USA
    Suji
    Just whipped out my 60 macro and shot the flowers on the table at f16 & f22 with the lens set to 0.19-0.4m and apart from the camera shake(!) there was no black picture. Is it just your EVF going dark during a long exposure? At f16 indoors it was 2 secs of darkness!
    It's a great lens but DOF is always an issue in macro.

    All the best
     
  5. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Southwest Utah
    Go into setting cog D and see if you have live view boost turned on. If it's off, your screen will darken as your aperture gets smaller.
     
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  6. damianmkv

    damianmkv Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 7, 2014
    Surrey, England
    Will have a look when I get home, thanks
     
  7. damianmkv

    damianmkv Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 7, 2014
    Surrey, England
    Yes, the screen and the evf go dark - the picture isn't but obviously I can't see what I'm taking
     
  8. damianmkv

    damianmkv Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 7, 2014
    Surrey, England
    It was off - now on. Thanks so much Harvey
     
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