Thread: Macro lens
View Single Post
  #6  
Old 4th August 2017
Petrochemist Petrochemist is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: N Essex
Posts: 738
Thanks: 36
Thanked 83 Times in 76 Posts
Likes: 217
Liked 129 Times in 94 Posts
Re: Macro lens

Unfortunately the Zuiko 60mm macro is outside my price range.
I suspect it's probably the easiest option but it certainly isn't the only one.


I've used several adapted macro lenses sometimes via an adapter that has a built in helicoid (allowing extra extension at the twist of a dial).


In addition extension tubes (available with electrical contacts to pass through aperture/AF signals) work well - I use mine with the 45-200 for extra working distance, especially with butterflies.


Another option is the supplementary route, where you're basically adding a magnifying glass in front of the lens. Cheap ones tend to be rather poor quality but a good achromat (such as a Raynox) can give excellent results. (Reversing a spare lens in front of your main lens can work well too).


Using combinations of the above I've managed shots up to ~ 6x life size.
__________________
Mike
Compulsive photographic Dabbler.
Flickr
Reply With Quote