Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60 mm F2.8 Lens, Standard Zoom, Suitable for All MFT Cameras (Olympus OM-D & PEN Models, Panasonic G-Series), Black
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With this lens you can shoot from far away to 1:1 magnification macro photography maintaining resolution and high contrast from the centre to the edges of the image. There are other lenses that you could adapt, too, but I can’t see much reason to do so unless you already own those lenses.
You can see in the photo above a close up of the distance scale on the right that tells you what magnification you are at. It’s such a waste of energy and time if a photo is weakened or even ruined by flare or low contrast. Micro four Thirds camera owners interested in macro photography should add this lens to their wish list. This telephoto macro lens for Micro Four Thirds system cameras from Olympus provides an angle of view equivalent to a 120mm lens used on a 35mm camera, has a silent MSC focusing motor and produces life size magnification at its closest focus distance. The catch with macro is the closer you get, it works the same as “increasing focal length” in terms of shutter speed.I prefer to use the excellent autofocus whenever possible, but the focus ring is easy to use and has a guiding measurement on the top of the lens that shows the focus distance. But, I think we have to cut this lens some slack as it does have a MASSIVE focal range to hunt through to lock focus. The direct debit payments will commence at the end of the first month following receipt of your goods.
To compensate for stability, I usually lay on the ground and use my left hand as a prop underneath my camera. Actually, I may have gone a bit overboard in that post as many readers thought it was the complete review of the lens. Also, it was a little windy and the leaves were shaking a little, I needed the bump in shutter speed to completely freeze any motion.This macro lens optics are designed to eliminate double-line defocusing, which causes a blurred area contoured with dual lines or edges. The Panasonic 20mm can display some pretty bad chromatic aberrations when used with the OM-D, but I fix them in post when necessary. I mainly used this scale to see when I was approaching 1:1 which is this lens’ minimum focusing distance. A lens of this length on a MFT body does feel a bit awkward, but handling characteristics aren’t bad especially if your camera has a decent grip.