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    Now that's a macro...

    Hi -

    Well, finally had some time today to try out my newly acquired Olympus E510 and the 35mm f3.5 macro lens that arrived today (got used on eBay).

    Holy toledo:



    That's a straight 100% of the picture, tripod-based with natural lighting, resized to 1024x768 from the native 10MP.

    Man, this is gonna be fun. Exposure was f22 for the depth of field. Gotta build myself a lightbox for this one. Focuses down to around 14cm from the location of the sensor, which works out to be around 5 cm from the front of the lens. This one hasn't had any sharpening, post-processing or anything like that, just straight-forward out of the box and damn, this is gonna be fun...

    JohnF

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    Re: Now that's a macro...

    That is awesome and stunning as well John! I have to get out the Nikkor 60mm mac. How do you find the time? John Wilson.



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    Re: Now that's a macro...

    Hi -

    I've got my tripod set up directly next to my desk and the camera is mounted on it all the time, it took me about 5 minutes all told, including transfer to the computer (the E510 is great for this, the USB 2 implementation is outstanding...).

    This was a fast and dirty test of the lens, which I bought via eBay for just a tad more than half the normal selling price (list price in Germany is around €400, street tends to be €320, I got it for €163 with p&h). While I haven't done any real testing - yet - there is significant diffraction at f22 - duh - and the lens appears to be really good at between f8 and f11. Still learning how to use the camera, though, and while the picture was automatically exposed, the focus was manual. I think it was 12sec at f22...

    JohnF

    PS: it's a 1:1 reproduction on the 4/3rd chip, which works out to be roughly 2:1 in 35mm. I'm still working on what software to use - first time at this - and hope to improve on this. That said, this is, I think, pretty damn nice for an out-of-box standard-settings camera.
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    Re: Now that's a macro...

    Thank's for the stat's John. I posted a do it youself light tent for you. John Wilson.



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    Re: Now that's a macro...

    Hi JohnF
    Yup, you got every jot and tittle! It looks great.
    With a great lens like that though a lint blower is an absolute must !!
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    Re: Now that's a macro...

    Wow John, that is indeed a macro...

    Excellent shot..
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    Re: Now that's a macro...

    Holy Mackerel - Absolutely impressive!

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    Re: Now that's a macro...

    Hi -

    It is nice.

    I'm still slowly working my way through the manual, quite a bit to learn...

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