Macro shots from Olympus 60mm, using the Metz macro flash

Started Sep 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
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using off-center AF points often avoids need for MF and thus for tripod
In reply to Isabel Cutler, Sep 24, 2012

Isabel,

I am sure there are cases where only manual focusing will work, but I have find with the EM5 that the ability to quickly specify an off-center AF point often allows me to use AF in macro photography. And since as you say, manual focusing for macros usually requires a tripod, the ability to use AF for many of my macro shots has greatly reduced my need to fiddle with (or even carry) a tripod.

Back on topic: the 60/2.8 is very tempting, and not as crazily expensive as I had feared. Meanwhile the "macro mode" (at 43mm) of the 12-50 is not too shabby for nature close-ups.

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Smaller lenses, better in low light, more telephoto reach:
you can have any two at one time.

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