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Old Oct 4, 2005, 9:29 AM   #1
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I need help understanding Macro lenses. I know the Olympus lenses are usually more expensive but are they better? After looking at this forum, I have decided, I need all the help I can get.

Also: are these lenses the same strength in comparison to each other and used in the same way?

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Old Oct 4, 2005, 10:33 AM   #2
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The 6t and oly's are about the same in quality and power (+3 diopter lens). The 5t is a 1.5 diopter lens. You have the fz4 (?). I would get the +3 diopter nikon 4t and a 55-52mm step down ring for a total of about $50 shipped from b&h photo. The 4t has 52mm threads whereas the 5t and 6t have 62mm threads. The 3t is a 52mm +1.5 diopter lens. Other than the thread size, the nikons arethe same lens.
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Old Oct 4, 2005, 4:34 PM   #3
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Sorry bout' that. I have the FZ15 with LoveLife's cRing adaptor.


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Old Oct 4, 2005, 5:11 PM   #4
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I can tell you about 6t...It is really a great close-up filter. I have FZ15 with phayee adapter which has 62mm threads at one end. It works wonderfully sharp end to end..and there are tons of users here who can show you stunning macro shots taken with Nikon 6t.
Sorry, can't help you with the comparison with Oly mcon-35.

I can show you a couple of shots taken with 6t but keep in mind that I am not much of a macro photographer...



This spiders body was less than 2mm...so you can imagine...


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Sorry bout' that. I have the FZ15 with LoveLife's cRing adaptor.

Get the 6t.


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Sorry bout' that. I have the FZ15 with LoveLife's cRing adaptor.

Thanks for buying the adapter. I would get the Nikon 6 or 4T. This is a $$ decision, the 4T plus a 62-52mm CRing vs. the 6T.


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Old Oct 5, 2005, 10:37 AM   #7
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LoveLife,

Your adaptor & cRings are great! Workmanship is excellent. I'm still learning to use my FZ15 but hope to be good enough to post some photos soon.

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Your adaptor & cRings are great! Workmanship is excellent. I'm still learning to use my FZ15 but hope to be good enough to post some photos soon.

Don
Thank you very much for your kind words.

Here is a shot with the Nikon 4T, CRing adapter and 62-52mm CRing on a FZ10.




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