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Old 4th August 2017
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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.
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