Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Olympus Micro Four Thirds

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 23, 2012, 12:02 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
folob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 856
Default The 12-50, as a macro lens...

Hi,

Last week-end I was able to play a bit with the Macro mode of the mZuiko 12-50 and the OM-D.

There is two shots and a cropping of each of them (this is the only post-processing I did). Without even trying hard, I found it not too bad at all ! What do you think?



and cropped:





and cropped:



Gilles
__________________
Portfolio: http://agilephotography.deviantart.com/

Gears: OM-D E-M5 Mark II and E-M1 MK 1 with 14-150mm Mark II, 12-40mm f2.8, 15mm f8 cap lens, 60mm Macro, 75-300mm, Olympus Trinity -> 25/45/75mm f1.8. On the 4/3 side: 9-18mm and 50-200SWD with the MMF-2 4/3 adapter, FL-36R and FL-50. Also Rokinon mFT 7.5mm f3.5 Fisheye, Pentax 50mm f1.7 with K to m4/3 adapter, Olympus OM 200mm with OM to m4/3 adapter.
folob is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old May 23, 2012, 10:02 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Tullio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,370
Default

Very sharp images. Lots of details.
__________________

Tullio
Tullio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23, 2012, 11:16 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
James Emory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Bay City, MI
Posts: 2,380
Default

Sharp but with a very narrow DOF. Nice color saturation.
__________________
Olympus OMD-M5, HLG6 grip, Olympus 4/3rd 35mm macro lens, Panny/Leica 25mm, f1.4, Olympus 17mm, Canon Pro 9000 Mk II Printer, Canon MP990 Printer, Slik U212 Tripod, Manfrotto monopod, MMF3 converter.
James Emory is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23, 2012, 4:01 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Tullio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,370
Default

I think just about any macro lens will produce very shallow DoF. The Zuiko 35mm produces extremely shallow DoF at 1:1 magnification. You pretty much only get one tiny spot on focus.
__________________

Tullio
Tullio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23, 2012, 5:42 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: New England, USA
Posts: 2,069
Default

Very nice shots and color. The 12-50 with the built in macro mode is a compelling lens especially at thd bundle price offered with the omd, too bad it isn't just a little faster
__________________
in my bag: e-m1, 7-14mm pro, 14-54mm mk ii, 50-200mm mk i, 70-300mm
in my pocket: e-pm2 lumix 12-32
ramcewan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23, 2012, 8:17 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
WCKSer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 2,857
Default

Very sharp images! How closed can you get with this lens?
__________________
Canon 5D MKII, EF 24-105mm f/4L, EF 50mm f/1.8, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro, Tamron 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD, Sigma DG 150-500mm f/5.-6.3 APO HSM.
Canon EOS T3i, 7D and 70D EF 17-40mm f/4L, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6, Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM, 430 EXII Flash.
Sony A200, SLT-A58 System with HVL-F42AM Flash.
Mirrorless APS-C camera: Samsung NX100, Canon EOS-M.
M4/3 systems: Olympus OM-D-E-M5 and Panasonic DMC-G3.
WCKSer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23, 2012, 10:25 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
folob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 856
Default

Hi,

I didn't do any extensive tests with it but in the case I was about 2 to 3 inches from the flower.
__________________
Portfolio: http://agilephotography.deviantart.com/

Gears: OM-D E-M5 Mark II and E-M1 MK 1 with 14-150mm Mark II, 12-40mm f2.8, 15mm f8 cap lens, 60mm Macro, 75-300mm, Olympus Trinity -> 25/45/75mm f1.8. On the 4/3 side: 9-18mm and 50-200SWD with the MMF-2 4/3 adapter, FL-36R and FL-50. Also Rokinon mFT 7.5mm f3.5 Fisheye, Pentax 50mm f1.7 with K to m4/3 adapter, Olympus OM 200mm with OM to m4/3 adapter.
folob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 24, 2012, 1:30 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
WCKSer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 2,857
Default

This is one good lens!
__________________
Canon 5D MKII, EF 24-105mm f/4L, EF 50mm f/1.8, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro, Tamron 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD, Sigma DG 150-500mm f/5.-6.3 APO HSM.
Canon EOS T3i, 7D and 70D EF 17-40mm f/4L, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6, Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM, 430 EXII Flash.
Sony A200, SLT-A58 System with HVL-F42AM Flash.
Mirrorless APS-C camera: Samsung NX100, Canon EOS-M.
M4/3 systems: Olympus OM-D-E-M5 and Panasonic DMC-G3.
WCKSer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 24, 2012, 1:49 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 402
Default

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.
drew881 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 24, 2012, 8:15 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
James Emory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Bay City, MI
Posts: 2,380
Default

That's pretty close. I believe the 35mm macro is only capable of 6 inches minimum distance from subject.
Quote:
Originally Posted by folob View Post
Hi,

I didn't do any extensive tests with it but in the case I was about 2 to 3 inches from the flower.
__________________
Olympus OMD-M5, HLG6 grip, Olympus 4/3rd 35mm macro lens, Panny/Leica 25mm, f1.4, Olympus 17mm, Canon Pro 9000 Mk II Printer, Canon MP990 Printer, Slik U212 Tripod, Manfrotto monopod, MMF3 converter.
James Emory is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 1:52 AM.