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Old Nov 1, 2011, 5:55 PM   #11
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My apologies for not being clearer, yes I'm using the Olympus zD 35mm 3.5 macro lens designed for the Fourthirds dslr.

However, it is not a significantly large lens. When mounted on the E-P2, even with the adapter, the set up is not cumbersome. It is quite manageable



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Old Nov 1, 2011, 6:03 PM   #12
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good conversion lens work well. I use a canon 500D 58mm with a step up ring with the 45-200, and with the zoom and lens it does a pretty decent job for macro.
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ol...e-up-lens.html

Started using it with the olympus 14-150 and I am getting good results also with 500D lens.
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James, the great thing about that 35mm macro Zig has, it goes to 1:1 on it's own. I have the 50mm f2 Macro Zuiko, which is an outstanding lens as well, but it "only" goes to one-half life size on it's own. I have to use the EX25 tube to get to the same magnification the 35mm f3.5 Zuiko does all on its' own, and at a much cheaper price.

Looking at Zig's image of the "35" on the Pen, it almost looks like a Micro-specific lens.

That E-P2 is pretty darn slick-looking itself.

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James, the great thing about that 35mm macro Zig has, it goes to 1:1 on it's own. I have the 50mm f2 Macro Zuiko, which is an outstanding lens as well, but it "only" goes to one-half life size on it's own. I have to use the EX25 tube to get to the same magnification the 35mm f3.5 Zuiko does all on its' own, and at a much cheaper price.

Looking at Zig's image of the "35" on the Pen, it almost looks like a Micro-specific lens.

That E-P2 is pretty darn slick-looking itself.
Hi Greg,

I needed another camera like I needed another hole in my head. But when Cameta Camera was advertising that they were selling brand new E-P2 bodies for $329.00 well, I just couldn't pass it up.

And, I'm glad I got it. It really is a much more refined looking camera than the E-PL1.
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Old Nov 1, 2011, 6:56 PM   #15
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The 35mm 3.5 is a nice lens on the pens and still compact with the 4/3 adopter. I used that lens as well and it produce some very nice shots. Just do not try to add extension tube or a conversion lens in front of it. There is 0 working distance if you do.
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Geez, I wish I would have known that B&H had a couple of used 35mm macros. It would have only cost me 100 bucks more than what I paid for the macro conversion lens. Oops, would have to buy the adaptor as well. Do all functions such as AF, metering, etc work well with the adaptor and lens? And yes, the lens does not look out of place on the camera.

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Yes, everything works as it should. AF is not as fast using four-thirds lenses via the adapter as the micro-specific lenses, but for macro or static subject shooting, they work fine.
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If you get a 4/3 adapter, the panasonic on cost 50 bucks less then the oly one, and it work exactly the same.
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Thanks, good to know this.
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Oh good! B&H is sending me a return authorization to send my MCON-PO1 for store credit. Will be getting a used Oly 35mm macro in the very near future. After having/using a Canon 60mm 1:1 macro with my old 40D, I know I won't be happy with the MCON and understandably so as you get what you pay for. But....it's not a bad macro converter for 50 bucks, just want a little more DOF and sharpness.
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