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Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion


AnneWorner e2
7 618 43 United States
10 Nov 2012 9:52PM
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 e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
10 Nov 2012 10:38PM
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joshwa e2
4 710 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 10:53AM
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 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 11:33AM
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
rogerfry e2
9 525 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 3:42PM
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 10 6.0k Scotland
11 Nov 2012 3:55PM

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
mdpontin 10 6.0k Scotland
11 Nov 2012 5:14PM
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.

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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.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
11 Nov 2012 5:21PM

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 e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
11 Nov 2012 7:14PM
Shows the fine patterns in the leaves Doug. I like the same type of images.Wink

Denny
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
11 Nov 2012 7:18PM
Taken with the Oly 60mm macro, by candlelight only. A Remembrance Day tribute: For the Fallen.

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StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
11 Nov 2012 7:22PM
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 10 6.0k Scotland
12 Nov 2012 12:55AM
Thanks Denny. Smile

CB, I like the spirit of that shot, which I think you've captured.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
12 Nov 2012 1:05AM
Thanks Doug. Smile
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 12:01PM
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)

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Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
12 Nov 2012 12:46PM
Goodness me that's excellent Brian. ISO 6400 and non-M4/3 lens too! Smile

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