Category Archives: Macro

90 mm vs 60 mm Macro Comparison

This 90 mm vs 60 mm macro comparison article provides my assessments of these two lenses based on my in-field experiences using the M.Zuiko 90 mm f/3.5 PRO IS and M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lenses.

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M.Zuiko 90mm Macro Around the House

This article features handheld macro photographs captured late last week with the M.Zuiko 90mm Macro lens around the house. As I’ve gained more experience through my experimentation with the M.Zuiko 90mm f/3.5 PRO IS Macro lens, my approach to this genre of photography has shifted somewhat.

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M.Zuiko 90MM PRO IS Macro Review

This article provides my M.Zuiko 90mm PRO IS Macro review and is based on a good amount of field work done over the past 6 or 7 weeks. As regular readers know this is not a gear review website. We only do hands-on reviews of equipment that we actually own and use.

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Focus Stacking with Digital Teleconverter Test

Yesterday I spent some time doing a handheld in-camera focus stacking with digital teleconverter test with the M.Zuiko 90 mm f/3.5 PRO IS macro lens. I also had the M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter attached as part of my macro set-up.

I figured if I was going to push myself and my gear… I might as well try to break through a new personal, handheld macro boundary by combining the Handheld In-Camera Focus Stacking function with the Digital Teleconverter. And… and throw in the MC-14 for good measure.

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Handheld Focus Stacking With MC-20

I’ve been continuing to practice handheld focus stacking with the  MC-20 teleconverter and M.Zuiko 90 mm f/3.5 PRO IS macro lens. This article features a selection of HHFS (handheld focus stacked) backyard images of some insects and blossoms.

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Jumping Spider Macro Images

This article features a small selection of jumping spider macro images that were captured handheld using in-camera focus stacking (HHFS) with my E-M1X, an M.Zuiko 90 mm f/3.5 PRO IS macro lens, and an M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter.

I’m still in the early stages of my learning curve with this lens. These jumping spider macro photographs should definitely be viewed from a test image perspective. All of the photographs in this article are full frame captures without any cropping. They were resized to 1200 pixels on the width for website use.

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HHHR Flower Photography with 150-600

Recently I did some HHHR flower photography with the M.Zuiko 150-600 mm IS zoom, during a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens.

I concentrated my test efforts on close-up photography as the M.Zuiko 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 IS zoom has a minimum focusing distance of 560 mm (~ 22 inches) on the wide end. The maximum magnification of the lens is 0.35 X on the wide end and 0.20 X on the telephoto end. Using teleconverters obviously extends the magnification further.

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M.Zuiko 60mm Macro Review

This M.Zuiko 60mm macro review article shares a wide selection of handheld macro  images along with some commentary about this wonderful, little lens. This is a hands-on review. You won’t see images of boring test charts or have to read a regurgitation of lens specifications.

The focus of this M.Zuiko 60mm macro review is to illustrate what can be created with this lens when shooting handheld. There is a selection of images throughout the article, as well as a sampling of photographs at the end. EXIF data is supplied for all of the images.

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Praying Mantis at Night Test

This article features a selection of praying mantis at night test images that were captured handheld using in-camera focus stacking and the M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens.

Sometimes Mother Nature provides a photographic test opportunity which represents a significant challenge. Such was the case yesterday night when a praying mantis decided to perch on the glass panel of my kitchen’s patio door.

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