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Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by dbzkid777, Mar 3, 2015.
I hope I don't regret this. I heard the 45mm has a greater magnification than the 75mm...
How can a 45mm lens possibly have a greater magnification than a 75mm???
I don't think you'll regret it. I just got mine and my first few test shots were astounding. This lens..... mmmmh.
45mm has 0.11x while 75mm has 0.10x
Not wanting to offend...perhaps more taking of pictures and less reading of details will make your life easier. The 75 is one of the better lenses made for any camera......You will see.
The 75 is a completely different lens than the 45. Not sure what the problem is here.
I don't understand, if your concern is magnification, get the 60mm macro, not the 45 or the 75.
If you like the 75mm focal length, the 75 is a really beautiful lens. $559 is a sweet deal, that's $450USD.
That is precisely correct.
It's more about minimal focus distance than focal length.
That means you can easily shoot a headshot with either one, but both will suck for macros. Typical portraiture would be in the .05x (headshot) to .01x (full body) magnification range.
1. Congratulations! you got one of the best lenses on the market!
2. Max. magnification is a question of minimal focal distance.
3. If you wand a greater magnification: take a real macro lens like the Panasonic/Leica Elmarit f2.8 45mm
A macro lens is a different story than a typical portrait lens... I have included some of the photos with the Elmarit f2.8 45mm by the way: a great lens as well - but as expensive as the Canon f2.8 100mm L IS USM...
just a little swiss national holiday fire.... the matches gives you a scale...
Mines on the way and I can hardly wait but you got a real good deal!
You could try some extension tubes:
They are a potentially cheap solution to your problem. My 17mm F1.8 gets to about 1:1.3 with the area in focus about 23mm across, without the tubes it's nothing like that.
Dang, I just realized your screenshot meant the 75mm refurbs were in stock. But now it won't let me add one to cart. Guess I'll have to wait for the next round.
no need to vent... you won't regret it. Plus I'm sure you'll be able to resell it at minimal loss, even if you decide it's not for you.
It is a common thing to feel that way after a lot of research. In the IT world, we have a phrase - "analysis paralysis". You get this when you've done so much research and have so many different ideas that you cannot make a decision...you've essentially paralyzed your decision making skills because there is too much data.
So, to help you out a little:
1) Take a deep breath and relax
2) Both the 45 and 75 lenses are fantastic.
3) Both lenses are considered top of their game, regardless of camera system you are looking at.
4) You've already pulled the trigger - so whatever happens, let it happen.
5) Go out and shoot that 75mm. Once you see what it is capable of...all fear, regret, second guessing will fade away.
6) Enjoy being a happy camper and know that you've bought one of the best prime lenses on the market.
I don't own either lens so can't add to the discussion but I just wanted to say to Johannes - the macro shot of the snail really hits me in my happy place. Well done.
Pop a +3 Marumi Close Up Filter on the 75mm and you'll get .36x.
These are all with the 75mm:
_6270065 by MikeAubrey, on Flickr
Ferns by MikeAubrey, on Flickr
_6270064 by MikeAubrey, on Flickr
Enjoy the lens... One of the very best for MFT from whaty I've read!
I'd get it myself but very rarely need/use this focal length so would never take it with me!
How is the focus speed with the 75? Does it compare to the 45? Thinking of possible getting this to use for portraits, candid street.......but also using for indoor sports and pics of the dogs running around outdoors.