View Full Version : Macro without a macro lens.

David Morison
26th August 2013, 07:15 PM
Much as I love my new 60mm macro, sometimes the working distance is a little too close for wary subjects. So back to my favourite lens for a short trip down the lane. These taken today with the Leica 14-150mm, minimum focus distance 0.5m.

Male Emerald damsel:

http://dpnow.com/galleries/data/500/P8261614.jpg (http://dpnow.com/galleries/showphoto.php/photo/30277)

Female Emerald Damsel (taken using 2x dtc):

http://dpnow.com/galleries/data/500/P8261623.jpg (http://dpnow.com/galleries/showphoto.php/photo/30271)

Male Common Blue Damsel:

http://dpnow.com/galleries/data/500/P8261617.jpg (http://dpnow.com/galleries/showphoto.php/photo/30269)

Taken using 2x dtc:

http://dpnow.com/galleries/data/500/P8261622.jpg (http://dpnow.com/galleries/showphoto.php/photo/30270)


Phill D
26th August 2013, 07:45 PM
Wow David I knew the Leica was quite good at macro but that first one is special. It's a great lens but it definitely makes me lazy, I almost never take mine off the camera.

26th August 2013, 10:44 PM
Certainly a grand lens, beautifully detailed results.

Ross the fiddler
27th August 2013, 01:43 AM
These are lovely images & I know what you mean with having that extra distance, as good as the 60mm lens is. *yes

I'm hoping (above hopes) that I can get the E-M1 & use it with my Sigma 150mm macro lens in AF, but we shall see.... :rolleyes:

27th August 2013, 06:02 AM
Looks pretty good for an equivalent 28-300mm lens. Good sharpness.

27th August 2013, 08:40 AM
That first one especially is stunningly sharp.

David Morison
27th August 2013, 06:40 PM
Thank you all for your comments. I must admit that this lens does stay on the camera for most of the time and it is probably the over-riding factor that keeps me glued to 43/m43 - I can't imagine not having the use of it.


Phill D
27th August 2013, 07:03 PM
I feel exactly the same David. It would be a real wrench to part with mine. If only they would make a m4/3 equivalent.

27th August 2013, 07:30 PM
The clarity on that first one is simply stunning!