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

Started Apr 3, 2013 | Questions thread
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Messier Object Veteran Member • Posts: 4,710
Re: Olympus E-300 Best Macro equipment/results on a budget


In macro shooting AF is not that important and good quality manual lenses are IMO  the best value for a low budget option. The OM 50mm f/3.5 lens is perhaps the best, and the most plentiful on the used market. You can pick up a nice one for under $100 to $140, or less if you take your time,   but take care to avoid anything with fungus.

You will need an OM to 4/3 adapter but they can be found for around $10.

And for a few more dollars you can pick up generic OM extension tubes  for higher magnification.

These shots were taken with the OM 50/3.5  A lens that cost me just $96


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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Olympus E-5 Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS 7D Mark II Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro +12 more
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