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E-M5 Macro issue sorted - sort of | by Geza (aka Wilsing)
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E-M5 Macro issue sorted - sort of

On an earlier posting I made the comment that all my previous compact cams managed really close macros better that this Oly.


I've experimented with a variety of closeup lenses and they produced acceptable results but, I wanted an even 'better' solution.


Enter the Raynox M-250 - for all intense and purpose a +8 dioptre lens (3 elements coated) built to higher spec and an ingenious 'universal' mounting solution which means that it can be used on any lens (including the Lensbaby) with 52-67mm filter size regardless of the cam.


However, it is limited to focal lengths higher than 50mm equivalent with longer telephotos giving the highest magnification. The downside is - as illustrated - that the depth of field is ridiculously small a matter of millimetres even at f/20.


Time will tell if it was a practical solutions.

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Taken on September 13, 2012