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  • 60mm macro

    I'm thinking of investing in a telephoto lens.
    the 75mm is expensive so I though I'd have a look at the 60mm macro. The reviews look great and the 120mm equivalent might be enough reach for.....but thats not so much greater reach than my 45mm and I have the 12-50 kit which is also macro. So is the 60mm any real benefit?

    Maybe I should shell out for the 75mm.

    What would you do?
    see my blog... http://www.rps.org/my-rps/portfolio
    and flickr page...http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianvickers/

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    Re: 60mm macro

    Brian,

    I have both and I can tell you both are STUNNING

    If you need macro then the 60mm will be the logical next step, it is also great for portraits however you already have a super lens for that .... the 45mm.

    The 75mm will give you greater reach and whilst the 60mm is not slow to focus I do find the 75mm much quicker.

    Of course there is quite a difference in price between these lenses and this may be a factor, or not. That said I just came across this ...... http://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Used/Olymp.../3)_68226.html

    .... I know what I would do LCE are good to deal with and that is a VERY good price.

    Regards Simon
    “Sharpness is a bourgeois concept”
    ― Henri Cartier-Bresson

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    • #3
      Re: 60mm macro

      Thanks Simon....I'm not into macro in any great way....that LCE deal looks great...cheers!
      see my blog... http://www.rps.org/my-rps/portfolio
      and flickr page...http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianvickers/

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      • #4
        Re: 60mm macro

        Despite sending an email last night and phoning this morning the LCE lens has already gone...searching for another now.
        Thanks though Simon
        see my blog... http://www.rps.org/my-rps/portfolio
        and flickr page...http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianvickers/

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        • #5
          Re: 60mm macro

          Try SRS
          http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/855...acro-Lens.html

          If they have them in stock. They were out a couple of weeks ago when I bought my E-PL5.

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          • #6
            Re: 60mm macro

            Originally posted by brianvickers View Post
            Despite sending an email last night and phoning this morning the LCE lens has already gone...searching for another now.
            Thanks though Simon

            That's a shame ( for you ) but it's not surprising they didn't have it very long given the asking price. I check LCE site EVERY night ( yes I know I'm sad ) and it was not listed on Thursday so a very fast turn-around indeed.

            Anyway, whilst both lenses are stellar, given you do not shot a lot of macro and that you already have the 45mm I do believe the 75mm will be the next logical step for you.

            Regards Simon
            “Sharpness is a bourgeois concept”
            ― Henri Cartier-Bresson

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            • #7
              Re: 60mm macro

              I think you are right, I did some test shots with a zoom at 45/60/75 to see the difference and I reached the same conclusion.

              I'm checking LCE every few hours now!
              Thanks for the tip
              see my blog... http://www.rps.org/my-rps/portfolio
              and flickr page...http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianvickers/

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              • #8
                Re: 60mm macro

                Originally posted by brianvickers View Post
                I think you are right, I did some test shots with a zoom at 45/60/75 to see the difference and I reached the same conclusion.

                I'm checking LCE every few hours now!
                Thanks for the tip

                You're welcome
                “Sharpness is a bourgeois concept”
                ― Henri Cartier-Bresson

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                • #9
                  Re: 60mm macro

                  I've ordered from SRS...hopefully I'll have it on Monday.
                  see my blog... http://www.rps.org/my-rps/portfolio
                  and flickr page...http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianvickers/

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