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Old May 24, 2012, 8:19 AM   #11
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Wow, that lens if capable of some very nice macro shots. Thanks for sharing.
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Here is a review with tons of shots of the 12-50 in Macro mode.

http://robinwong.blogspot.com/2011/1...63-review.html

On another note, the Om-D is ridiculously backordered if you want to get the body only, but some stores seem to be getting in a bunch of kits with this lens...300 bucks more of course, but you can get it sooner than later.
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Old May 24, 2012, 9:42 AM   #12
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Here is a review with tons of shots of the 12-50 in Macro mode.

http://robinwong.blogspot.com/2011/1...63-review.html

On another note, the Om-D is ridiculously backordered if you want to get the body only, but some stores seem to be getting in a bunch of kits with this lens...300 bucks more of course, but you can get it sooner than later.
seeing the results from this lens and the fact that you save 200 bucks buying it with the OM-D I am not sure why anyone wouldn't go the kit route... unless you already have a bunch of lenses
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Old May 24, 2012, 10:00 AM   #13
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Olympus must be working seven days a week to get caught up with the pre-orders.
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Old May 24, 2012, 10:43 AM   #14
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I don't know, James. I thought it was about 1-2"...from what I recall, to get 1:1 I had to be so darn close to the object that it totally blocked the light.
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Old May 24, 2012, 11:09 AM   #15
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Well if I ever get my adaptor I'll find out. I thought B&H specs said 6 inches though.
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I don't know, James. I thought it was about 1-2"...from what I recall, to get 1:1 I had to be so darn close to the object that it totally blocked the light. Just learned that my adaptor left Springfiled, MA this morning so I should be getting it no later than Saturday....hopefully. I'm going to think long and hard before I order from China again. Maybe I just have to be patient, after all I did save 60 bucks, but now I'm thinking I could have had an Olympus refurb for 60 bucks more and had it over a week ago.
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Old May 24, 2012, 12:48 PM   #16
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You are probably right. It's been a long time since I had that lens.
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Old May 24, 2012, 1:50 PM   #17
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I used the 35mm macro ... very very close to the subject (example: http://folob.deviantart.com/gallery/25200149#/d4tq1im) ... this one was taken (If I remember properly) probably 1 inch from the nearest balls (which are about 1/3 of inch tall).
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I did some research and indeed, the min focus distance is 5.75".
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Old May 25, 2012, 5:03 AM   #19
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It was explained to me that minimum focus distance is measured from the sensor to the subject. That seems to hold true for me with my dedicated m4/3 lenses and the adapted Pentax primes I use.

If that's the case with the macro lens, then deducting the length of the lens and less than infinity focus could be about 1- 2" to the subject from the lens.

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Old May 25, 2012, 12:48 PM   #20
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Nice detail, anxious to try my 35mm out. The adaptor is suppose to be here today and unfortunately I have tons of errands to run.
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