buy or not ? (ZD35mm macro)

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buy or not ? (ZD35mm macro)
May 8, 2011

Hallo

I have E-520 body with
ZD 14-54 , ZD 70-300 and Sigma 50 f1,4 lenses.

I'm tired to walk with my heavy bag and change lenses everytime when I wanna
change focal lenght from wide to tele or make portrait.

And I miss macro feature with quality which my lovely C-8080 had.
So extra extra costs for buying macro lense? Extra grams in my heavy bag ?

What I miss if I don't have macro lense?

I would like to ask somebody who has set
ZD14-54 and ZD35mm macro
or
ZD70-300 and ZD35mm macro

to make pictures of the same item from the same distance with non-macro and macro lenses to show me difference in magnification.

I don't understand magnification parametres like 1:1 or 1:2,etc.

I have never seen in net comparing of non-macro and macro lenses in situation that somebody shoot the same item.

I wanna ask somebody to make this comparison .
Can somebody do this for me ?

I made such comparison but only beetween my 3 lenses
and I don't know how items which I shoot could look with macro lense.

a)first test - 1,5 l mineral water - label is about 10 cm wide

https://picasaweb.google.com/zs1968a/MinimalAFDistanceForASigma50F14BZD1454CZD70300?authkey=Gv1sRgCLPLjs2WgMvw4gE#

b)second test - minimal AF distance for ZD70-300 at focal lenght 300mm

https://picasaweb.google.com/zs1968a/FL300MinimalAFDistance?authkey=Gv1sRgCJb0vKCU-JTzJA#

c)third test - minimal AF distance for ZD70-300 at focal lenght 70mm
sure at this FL this lense is not macro

https://picasaweb.google.com/zs1968a/FL70MinimalAFDistance?authkey=Gv1sRgCN_L2LCdsIWXcQ#

Pictures are made with camera default settings , except anti-shake active.

I uploaded pictures in original resolution - of course we can watch them in smaller size.

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Best regards
Zbigniew

ex Oly C-1,C-40,C-750,C-8080
Oly E-520
ZD 14-54
ZD 70-300
Sigma 50 f1,4

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