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Old Oct 10, 2011, 12:20 AM   #1
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Default Not Exactly a macro lens, but....

...the 45mm f1.8 M. Zuiko is darn sharp.

some images captured raw today with the E-P3 and processed in Adobe Camera RAW.

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This was captured at f2.8. If you click and view a larger version you can better see the depth of focus stopped down a little more than one stop from wide open..

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Very nice detail. When you stated "Adobe Camera RAW", is this Photoshop? I just got my new Pen E-PL2 a few days back and I am very impressed with the lens that came with it. I feel it's just as sharp, if not a tad sharper than my Canon 17-85mm four thirds lens that cost about 200 more than the Oly. I no longer have the Canon gear, just got tired of lugging all that heavy gear around.
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Hi, James. Yes, I use Photoshop CS5.

The kit lens is very nice, and the 40-150 f4-5.6 tele zoom is even sharper than the 14-42.
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That's good to hear. The 40-150 I plan on being my next lens. I did order the macro adaptor and it should be here Wednesday. Have you had any experience with this adaptor?
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The kit lens is very nice, and the 40-150 f4-5.6 tele zoom is even sharper than the 14-42.
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No, I have not used that lens. It sounds like a very convenient little lens to have. Definitely keeps the overall set very small. I use a Canon 500D closeup lens screwed on to the front of the 75-300 M. Zuiko to shoot closeups with my Pens.

I owned an Olympus DSLR outfit prior to buying my micro outfit and still have a few lenses from that system I use on the Pen, including the 50mm f2 Zuiko macro and have used it a few times in shooting closeups
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And I sold all my Canon lenses before I realized I could use them with a micro 4/3 to 4/3 adaptor. I don't feel real bad about it because my idea in getting the PL2 was to reduce bulk/weight of the equipment.
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No, I have not used that lens. It sounds like a very convenient little lens to have. Definitely keeps the overall set very small. I use a Canon 500D closeup lens screwed on to the front of the 75-300 M. Zuiko to shoot closeups with my Pens.

I owned an Olympus DSLR outfit prior to buying my micro outfit and still have a few lenses from that system I use on the Pen, including the 50mm f2 Zuiko macro and have used it a few times in shooting closeups
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Yes, same with the Olympus DSLR lenses. The 50mm f2 macro Zuiko with the adapter is huge compared to using the 45mm f1.8 Micro Zuiko..

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And I would imagine a considerable weight difference as well.
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Yes, the micro lens weighs nothing. Amazingly small.
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