Best MFT Macro lenses
Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:36 PM
I am wanting to make the switch from canon to the GH3. I have used the 100mmL Macro on the canon and it is absolutely my favorite lens. I not only use it for macro but for interviews and close up shots of marching bands on a football field. I was searching for similar options on the MFT platform and came across the Panasonic 45mm 2.8 with OIS.
Anyone have experience with this lens? How does the OIS handle? Any other telephoto with OIS suggestions for MFT? The 35-100 would be nice but its a bit pricey!
Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:25 AM
I use a really old Canon EF 100mm Macro F2.8, probably the first EF to come out in the 80s or 90s, and it produces a very very nice image. Plus I can focus within a few inches, just spectacular lens. I would keep your Canon lenses, you can always use them with the right adapter (although no aperture control). I guess it depends on your shooting. If you can, try out lenses or rent them. Each has its own character. But that's why I love micro 4/3rds - you can use almost any lens you want.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:34 AM
From what I've seen from the newer lenses I am not sure I like the super clinical look, though I do like the weather sealing and stabilization.
Anyway, thanks for your advice! I'll continue browsing until i purchase the GH3
Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:44 AM
Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:24 PM
Olympus 60mm Macro seems like the natural choice, great portraits and closeups for only $499. Super sharp and sealed as well, so it should run nicely with the GH3 even if the weather doesn't cooperate.
Seems to be a trade off between weather sealing and OIS for me. I'd like both! The images from the 60mm really are beautiful.
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