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Old Jun 17, 2012, 2:33 PM   #1
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Default Panasonic G3 four thirds Macro lenses.

Hi

Firstly my apologies if this has been answered already and I haven't searched hard enough.

Could anyone suggest a macro lens for the Lumix G3 please?

Many thanks.
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 3:59 PM   #2
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The only micro four thirds macro lens is the Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit Aspherical Lens Mega O.I.S. for around $670 if you can find one.

You can get an Olympus 35mm f3.5 macro lens in four thirds and then grab the dmw-ma1 adapter to go from four thirds to micro four thirds. There is also a 50mm f2.0 from Olympus and some older discontinued macro lenses from sigma for the four thirds mount. Again you'd need a four thirds to micro four thirds adapter.

Another option is the newly released kenko macro extension tubes for micro four thirds, for $179 it allows you to focus much closer with your existing lenses.

Other than those you can also go manual focus - I find I get decent macro shots out of my sigma super-wide 24mm f2.8 in AR mount.


p.s. http://www.four-thirds.org is a good place to look for what is available.
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 7:13 PM   #3
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Many thanks for the info and your time.
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 3:57 PM   #4
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Also another option is to use a diopter such as the LC55, Canon 500D, etc. You will need a step up/down ring but it's a cheap option and works pretty well. More a closeup set up than macro though. I use the LC55 on my 45-200mm lens.
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G'day mate

If you can't find the "true" macro lenses mentioned above, I go with Saly's comments on using your 45-200 + a good close up lens for your stuff

I have the Canon 250D [ie it focuses at 250mm from the subject] and images are very sharp close ups > tho not true macro

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Appreciate the info supplied.
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