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Old Oct 31, 2008, 3:42 AM   #11
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Macro photography is mostly done on a tripod, so the weight of the camera is obviously less important.

If you are not planning on using a tripod may I ask what sort of Macro photography you are thinking of?
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 11:56 AM   #12
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I shoot Macro now with my Olympus, no tripod - - you may check out my portfolio at
www.flickr.com/suzieqz
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I shoot Macro now with my Olympus, no tripod - - you may check out my portfolio at
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I generally do a lot of macro with my e510 without a tripod as well, as I mostly do bugs and such. If you want macro and at least 90mm equivalent reach, the 420 with the 50mm is excellent, cheaper than most other combinations, and certainly the lightest thing currently out there. If you dont mind a little extra weight, the 520 is still lighter than any other options (especially considering the crop factor and consequentially a lighter lens for the same eq.) and the IS is really top notch. The pic below was taken hand held at 1/25 shutter speed. For anything lighter than these combinations, you'll have to wait for the micro 4/3s, the panasonic g1 being the first one out next month.


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Old Oct 31, 2008, 12:53 PM   #14
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WOW...that's FABULOUS...Sounds like the 520 with IS and a 90mm is just what I'm seeking. Thanks for your advice and knowledge.
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