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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

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Re: the 60mm f2.8 macro my thoughts

Here is another update on my use of the 60mm at up to 3X magnification

Macro rigg E M5II by Alf Branch, on Flickr

This is a set up I have trying out it gives up to 3X magnification about 6mm across the frame.
This is my Olympus OMD E-M5 MKII with 60mm f2.8 macro lens 3 Kooka extensions tubes 48mm in total and a Raynox DCR250 and a Nissin Di466 with homemade diffuser..

Here is a shot of a springtail with this set up which is about 3mm long for the big one this is crop of course.


Protaphorura aurantiaca + Symphypleona by Alf Branch, on Flickr

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Re: the 60mm f2.8 macro my thoughts

That's a nice lighting rig Alf.

And "wow" on two counts - firstly getting 3x magnification with all those tubes and the Raynox; secondly for persevering with AF on half shutter press for so long! I almost never use focus on the shutter button, whether macro or not and really don't understand why cameras do this as default.
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Re: the 60mm f2.8 macro my thoughts

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That's a nice lighting rig Alf.

And "wow" on two counts - firstly getting 3x magnification with all those tubes and the Raynox; secondly for persevering with AF on half shutter press for so long! I almost never use focus on the shutter button, whether macro or not and really don't understand why cameras do this as default.
Thanks Paul it works for me but I use MF maybe 80% of the time in my photography. I would like a focus scale as an option in the EVF or rear screen for lenses like the 9-18mm.
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