Praise the Macro Lenses. Post your best macros here.

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Aleo Veuliah
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Praise the Macro Lenses. Post your best macros here.
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The macro lenses are one of my favorite kind of lenses, usually they are better optically than normal lenses and can do macro pictures.

Besides that they are lenses that can bring our imagination when taking pictures of small things, but a good technique is needed and we must know well what we want to do.

If you have good macro pictures and like these lenses please post them here.

(I still don't have a micro 4/3 macro lens but I am thinking on getting one fast)


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Martin.au
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You got it!!!

Damn, you asked me to choose best. Not sure I can do that.

Die Human!!!!

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bryanchicken Regular Member • Posts: 309
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wow

CrisPhoto
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I use a tele lens with diopter, it actually works quite good.

My all time favorite ...

Also shot with tele zoom ...

But this one was done with 35mm macro lens!

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MiroM Regular Member • Posts: 284
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One of the first shot taken with the 60mm macro lens.

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gardenersassistant Senior Member • Posts: 2,570
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I don't have a prime macro lens - I use close-up lenses on a 45-175 on a G3. Hope that is acceptable.

Don't know about best, but here are a few.

The first five used natural light, the other five used some flash. All are f/22. Eight of the ten used ISO 800.

NZ Scott
NZ Scott Veteran Member • Posts: 4,132
My best macro shots since last week ...
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I've taken so many macro photos this year it would take too long to go through them all looking for my "best" so ... here are my "best" from the past week.

All of these shots were taken at the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park in Malaysia, with an E-P3 camera, M. Zuiko 60mm f2.8 Macro lens and Olympus FL-600R flash.

C+C welcomed

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griddi
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with my Panasonic macro lens........

Griddi......

Trevor Carpenter
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Broad-bodied Chaser G5 and 100-300

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Ncedra Forum Member • Posts: 73
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A romanian spider. This pic was taken with the Macro-mode of the 12-50mm OMD-EM5 kitlens, I don't have another macro lens. JPEG, handheld, no flash and heavily cropped. This lens produces quite usable results in my opinion (but I am not that experienced in macro-photography). Check it out in 100% view, if I remember right I didn't use any extra sharpening.

Domagoj Batinic Contributing Member • Posts: 534
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taken with E-M5 and Vivitar 90mm/2.8 (not series 1, made by Komine, goes natively to 1:1)

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drpoop
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nuts

Mjankor wrote:

You got it!!!

Damn, you asked me to choose best. Not sure I can do that.

Die Human!!!!

Nuts. Every time I see what the 60mm is capable of, I start pining for this lens! This series of shots is a perfect example...

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michealjmn Regular Member • Posts: 174
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Agree, terrific.

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s_grins
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Looking for equilibrium...

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jalywol
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First three with Micro Nikkor 55mm f3.5, last with 100-300mm

-J

Pixnat2
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Cool thread!

Here are some. Only the last was taken with a real macro lens.

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Brian Wadie
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Oly 60mm macro on EM-5
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all hand-held, AF initial focus lock then body rock to locate the critical focus point

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drpoop
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Brian Wadie wrote:

all hand-held, AF initial focus lock then body rock to locate the critical focus point

Superb! Any flash used?

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Brian Wadie
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no flash used

just ambient light and careful angling of the camera, with  some +/- EV adjustment as needed. Shot in AV mode keeping an eye on shutter speed and dropping DOF by opening the aperture to keep the speed up when possible

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michealjmn Regular Member • Posts: 174
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Beautiful. 2 & 4 are very nice but #5 stopped me for a long look.

Micheal

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