Tag Archives: Macro Lenses

Observing Small Things

Macrophotography has always fascinated me and so when the Olympus 50mm f2 macro lens came out, I decided to add it to my lens inventory. It was a great lens, sharp as a razor, but very slow to focus. I also found that while it gave the equivalent focal length of a 100mm macro lens when compared to a full frame (35mm) lens, it was still usually too short for effective working distance, both for lighting and not scaring the subjects. So eventually I sold the lens and bought and extension tube that allowed me to use longer focal length lenses.

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