Macro reprduction ratio and MFT

Started Mar 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
cmorse Contributing Member • Posts: 503
Re: P.S. I ignored "focus breathing", and the 60mm 1:1 4/3 macro

In camera aperture control gives you more options without adding any drawbacks. You can still use the camera's DOF preview function to get the type of view your talking about, but you also have the ability to select shutter priority or program mode. Also when you up the EVF gain you lose the preview of your white balance and exposure settings. I have the 4/3 lens and have use true legacy macro lenses in the past and definitely prefer in camera aperture control. Though for strictly macro work the drawbacks of using an aperture ring aren't that big of deal. Its when you use the lens for non-macro it becomes quickly noticeable and annoying.

Yes, reflection off the sensor is always a risk with older lenses, especially from the cheaper manufactures. Some are coated to prevent it (not specifically for a sensor of course) and some aren't. Ideally you'd want to find a review of the specific lens you're looking at used on digital.

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