What is the go to camera for Macros these days?

Started Jan 15, 2016 | Questions thread
Siobhan A Senior Member • Posts: 1,857
Thanks for agreeing with me (and osv did look pretty silly)
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It is true osv looked very silly trolling in that other thread as usual, but that is a different topic.

Siobhan wrote:

One of the Olympus cameras. Because of the small pixel pitch, it has more resolving power for macros when using the same lens as any apsc or ff camera. It also has a wider DoF which is helpful.

Having a wider DoF when using a lens wide open is helpful, but I never said an advantage. For beginners in macro work it truly is helpful.

As for diffraction, it is not as big a deal as some make it out to be.  Read this post from someone with vast experience who knows better that you and I.

"I'm not scared of F/32 (stuff the arm chair experts), "

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57103702

As an added bonus the latest Olympus cameras have focus bracketing and stacking. This means it will automatically take several quick shots and combine them for you to get a full DoF. Another benefit is the EM1 is weather proof as is the Oly 60mm macro. High humidity, dust, rain, ice, snow, sand, etc. are not issues unlike some other cameras.

I am sure you agree with ALL the points I mentioned in the above paragraph.

Jonathan Brady wrote:

Siobhan's point about in-camera focus stacking (assuming the feature works well) may make the m4/3 camera's mentioned worthwhile.

It does and Martin posted some examples showing this later in this very thread. Thank you for agreeing.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57102357

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