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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.
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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?
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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Shows the fine patterns in the leaves Doug. I like the same type of images.
Taken with the Oly 60mm macro, by candlelight only. A Remembrance Day tribute: For the Fallen.
I don't have the 60mm yet, too close to Christmas for me. I don't foresee a lot of use for it over the winter months, so maybe early spring for me.
CB, I like the spirit of that shot, which I think you've captured.
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)
Goodness me that's excellent Brian. ISO 6400 and non-M4/3 lens too!
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