Olympus E-300 Best Macro equipment/results on a budget

Started Apr 3, 2013 | Questions thread
PaulM2 Senior Member • Posts: 2,729
Re: Olympus E-300 Best Macro equipment/results on a budget


I came across a e-330 on eBay, bid-won and received the package. In another post here on this forum, "A Unexpected Camera Purchase" I described this transaction, as I also received a 14-54 mk1 lens included in the deal.

Well I have had a problem with this camera as far as Auto-focus. But the manual focus works just fine.

Here in my bunch of gear, is also a eBay 35mm Macro lens purchased cheap. It is in great condition, so last evening I put it on the e-330, manual mode, "B" live view and with the 10x magnification I took a picture of a penny.

The setup was a real quickie, taped the penny to a box with double sided tape, set it under the desk lamp, put the camera on the desk top, slide it back and forth for a rough focus and then focused with the 35mm Macro lens and its focus ring..

Not bad for a lash up setup. Picture below.

I originally bought this camera so that I could use my old Minolta Legacy lenses. I also have the Minolta Bellows unit and all the adapters, so more fooling around later.

Good luck with your endeavors.

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