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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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Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

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Was there anything anybody would like me to test with this lens?

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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

A shot of a five pence please front and back on dark background try to fill frame. Thanks
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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

It's not something I'll be buying anytime soon, so I'd just like to enjoy some great macro images taken with it - and hear your opinion, Ian.
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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

Be interested how good/useful it is on non-macro shots, eg, portraits, street and landscapes.
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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

Hi

I'd be interested how it handles when used for portraits, speed of focus etc.

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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

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A shot of a five pence please front and back on dark background try to fill frame. Thanks
Ah - I forgot about the dark background, but then it practically fills the frame anyway





Taken at f/6.3 but at only 1/3rd second (E-M5 ISO 200). Although the camera was on a Gorillapod and 2 second timer delay was used at pixel level there is some evidence of camera movement during the exposure.

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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

Nonetheless, it shows great textural detail.
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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

Same 5p piece taken in macro mode at closest focus using the m.Zuiko 12-50:



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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

I took these on the Olympus booth at Photokina last week:


@f/2.8


@f/5.6

There is some evidence of shake in the second shot at pixel level but you can't see it at Web resolution here. (Update - actually if you look very closely it's not as crisp as the first image)

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Basically not enough light (ISO 1600 and the shutter speed was still too slow) and on top of that we have blustery autumn wind today! Taken using an E-PL3 as my E-M5 is not with me this weekend. Will be trying flash next.

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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

I'm thinking the EM-5 and 60mm would be a nice set up for digitising the hundreds of slides I've still not scanned.
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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

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I'm thinking the EM-5 and 60mm would be a nice set up for digitising the hundreds of slides I've still not scanned.
Yes, that does work: I used an E620 and ZD50 macro with a flash on a string to digitise slides. You need about 1:2 macro ratio, which isn't too difficult.

You can even do it with the 45mm m4/3 lens and a Kenko extension tube. Whatever you use you need to stop down to f11 or so to get a nice flat field to do your slides justice.

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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

Now with flash and this time using ISO 500 and an E-PL2 because it has a built-in flash:


f/16


f/22


f/11


f/11


f/16


f/11


f/9


f/18


f/18

All processed from RAW in Lightroom 4.1 - the f/18 and f/22 shots were over a stop under-exposed so were lifted in Lightroom.

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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

Pete, I think it was you I remember posting about copying slides with an E-System body and lens. I've been waiting for a sensor with enough resolution to compete with my film scanner.
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Re: Got my m.Zuiko 60mm Macro

I was asked to take some portraits using the 60mm Macro and here we have the plucky Julia volunteering to go before the LENS:


@f/2.8 Julia was a little further back for this shot compared to the the others below.


@f/3.5


@f/5


@f/7.1

Finally a 1:1 crop of the f/2.8 image:



This is a seriously sharp lens. All the samples in this post were shot hand-held @ ISO 200 using a Pen E-PL3.

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