Fuji Macro on the cheap - Olympus 50mm f3.5 + Aico extension tubes

Lightmancer

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Aug 13, 2011
Sunny Frimley
Bill Palmer
I have decided that I do too little macro to justify keeping the 60mm, especially since it's other role - as a short tele and portrait lens - has now been taken in my camera bag by the 56mm.

However. I do like a bit of macro occasionally, so I have spent just under £100 on an Olympus 50mm macro lens and a set of "Aico" extension tubes - 13, 21 and 31mm giving me, if my calculations are correct, roughly 3/4, a bit under, and a bit over 1:1 magnification.

The first two shots here are sans extension tube, the last with the 31mm. All are SOOC and were hand-held.


Bluebells X-T1 Olympus 50mm macro test 1 par Lightmancer, on ipernity


Camelia X-T1 Olympus 50mm macro test 2 par Lightmancer, on ipernity


18-55 X-T1 Olympus 50mm macro plus 31mm extension tube test 3 par Lightmancer, on ipernity
 

Marco Debiasi

New Member
Jun 4, 2013
Olympus has an high reputation for macro lenses back from the days of its OM film-camera system. Your pictures surely show it is well deserved.
 

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