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    Some new shots...

    Hi -

    I've recently acquired an Olympus EP-1 and decided to explore how it works with my most extreme macro set-up using some quick and dirty lighting to get started. This was already posted on vintages...

    First, a Hamilton:



    Then a second Hamilton, but this time a RAF military Hamilton from 1975:



    and then an Enicar, Sherpa Guide:



    Gotta work on a proper lighting set-up for this level of detail, but this seems to work. I'm down to around 2x life size...

    Here's a video, HD720...



    You'll have to go to the vimeo web site to see the video in its full glory.

    Getting down this close is a challenge!

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    Re: Some new shots...

    Cool! If I were to buy a point and shoot, the EP-1/2 would be my top pick. Seems like a cool little camera. Looks like it does quite well for macros. Which lens was used? And also cool Hamiltons, particularly the RAF. I'm a Hamilton fan myself.

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    Re: Some new shots...

    Hi -

    Leica Macro-Elmar 100 f/4 on bellows via Leica R-->4/3 adapter + Panasonic 4/3 --> m4/3 adapter.

    Got the lens off eBay two years ago for less then €150, and it is one of my favorite pieces of kit. I've added several other Leica lenses since then, but am still looking for a 90 f2 APO at a price I can afford. Sort of like getting a $66k Rolex for $10.

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    Re: Some new shots...

    Incredible looking macro shots~CHeers!

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    Re: Some new shots...

    Nice shots.. like the video too.

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    Re: Some new shots...

    Nicely done. You gotta love these macro shots.

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    Re: Some new shots...

    Great photos! Sherpa guide pic is my favourite. I am searching a macro lens for my Olympus E420. I have to add this Leica to my short list.

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    Re: Some new shots...

    Hi -

    Consider the Zuiko 35 f3.5 perhaps first: 1:1, autofocus, and can be used hand-held with decent lighting. The Leica is on a bellows and most definitely must be mounted on a tripod. Olympus also makes an outstanding 50 f2, Leica has an amazing 60 f2.8. But finding one used in great shape and reasonably priced is very, very hard to do...

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    Re: Some new shots...

    Yeah, I noticed your Leica is a little bit out of my price range now, or at least ebay prices are. You got it for a real good price. Zuiko 35mm is definitely on my list, seems to be great lens for a price. I have also looked some legacy lenses, mainly Olympus OM 50mm/3.5 and Vivitar 55mm/2.8. Thanks for suggestions!

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