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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7613 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 9:52 PM

The difference in monitors can be amazing! I see incredible detail in the original photo - the modification shows more warmth on my screen also Brian. The addition of more blacks?/contrast? has given the image more oomph though. Smile

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StrayCat
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10 Nov 2012 - 10:38 PM

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joshwa
joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 4603 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 - 10:53 AM

So who's got the new 60mm Macro lens, and what do you think of it? How does it compare to the 35mm Four Thirds macro?

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110366 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 11:33 AM

Can't tell you how it compares to the 35mm Josh, but its a superb lens which I would rate on a par with my canon 100 f2.8 LIS in terms of image quality.

Excellent for macro and capable of stunning head & shoulders portraits in the studio it also doubles very nicely as a short telephoto lens in the field. I have just put a 4ft version of a 7ft+ panoramic I shot with it (24 frames stitched together!) in a local gallery and its getting some very positive comments.

The clarity and detail is first rate and the colour neutral (compared to the used copy of panasonic 45 f2.8 macro which I had for a short time)

The only thing I'm not sure about with it is the funny idea of pushing and holding the focus limit dial to the 1:1 position for closest focus. As soon as you let go of it it reverts to the normal range so, for me, its just a gimmick

Darned good value for money too (but the hood is a bit much at approx 50)

There a several pics using it in my PF and in this thread - also here with some thoughts on it in my short blog here

Last Modified By brian1208 at 11 Nov 2012 - 11:33 AM
rogerfry
rogerfry e2 Member 9509 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 - 3:42 PM

Josh, I think you've got your answer above!

Brian has done far more work with the lens than the rest of us, but I think I can safely say that we're all of the same mind....it's a brilliant lens, well worth buying.Grin

mdpontin
mdpontin  106016 forum posts Scotland
11 Nov 2012 - 3:55 PM


Quote: ...it's a brilliant lens, well worth buying.Grin

Yes, although I'm beginning to worry about wearing out my credit card. It is tempting, but I keep hoping that somebody will make mistake with their pricing so I can get the lens for a silly price. Tongue

Last Modified By mdpontin at 11 Nov 2012 - 3:55 PM
mdpontin
mdpontin  106016 forum posts Scotland
11 Nov 2012 - 5:14 PM

Nothing whatever to do with the 60mm macro heretofore mentioned. I was just playing with a photo that I took in early October using the Olympus 75-300. This was taken at 75mm and f/9, 1/200s.

beech.jpg

I'm a sucker for sunlight through leaves - very peaceful and soothing. This is a fairly heavy crop from the original (2321px square down from 3456x4608), then resized to 600px square.

Last Modified By mdpontin at 11 Nov 2012 - 5:19 PM
Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 5:21 PM


Quote: So who's got the new 60mm Macro lens, and what do you think of it?

Great lens and not just for macro. I am starting to use it as a walkaround lens. Compares favourably with the Canon 100/f2.8 macro I owned some time ago.... if anything it has the edge on the Canon.

StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014919 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 7:14 PM

Shows the fine patterns in the leaves Doug. I like the same type of images.Wink

Denny

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 7:18 PM

Taken with the Oly 60mm macro, by candlelight only. A Remembrance Day tribute: For the Fallen.

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StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014919 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 7:22 PM

I don't have the 60mm yet, too close to Christmas for me.Smile I don't foresee a lot of use for it over the winter months, so maybe early spring for me.

mdpontin
mdpontin  106016 forum posts Scotland
12 Nov 2012 - 12:55 AM

Thanks Denny. Smile

CB, I like the spirit of that shot, which I think you've captured.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 1:05 AM

Thanks Doug. Smile

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110366 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 12:01 PM

its a grey, wet day and I had a few moments to waste so dug out an old canon 24mm f2.8 lens which I hadn't yet tried on the EM5. The light was so bad I had to shoot with ISO6400 and even then only got 1/30th sec, wide open.

Despite that its not a bad result (from a .JPG file)

iso6400-box-canon-24-f2-8.jpg

Last Modified By brian1208 at 12 Nov 2012 - 12:02 PM
Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 12:46 PM

Goodness me that's excellent Brian. ISO 6400 and non-M4/3 lens too! Smile

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