*Against the grain on the new Olympus 60mm f/2.8 macro lens

oly 60mm f/2.8 macro on the omd em5

I’ve been debating a dedicated macro lens for either my full frame setup or my micro 4/3 setup for a little while now.  I wanted to try out the Olympus 60mm f/2.8 dedicated macro lens as I felt the micro 4/3 system really played to its benefits with a macro setup.  It really had to work to supplant the idea of acquiring the PanaLeica 45mm f/2.8 OIS Macro lens in the micro 4/3 realm, or some more illustrious full frame macro lenses for my larger system as well.  Now, I may be the odd man out as every review seems to really like this lens, but I was not impressed.  Read on to hear about why…

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*Published!

Lensbaby macro converters published in new book

As many may know, I’ve done some testing and reviewing of and for Lensbaby in the past.  They even used a shot I’d done for a 6 month run in various magazines advertising the Lensbaby’s ability to key in on a “slice of focus” which was really cool.   Author Corey Hilz contacted me to gain permission to use another of my Lensbaby images in his new book “Bending Your Perspective, 2nd edition” which I happily agreed to.

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*Lensbaby’s NEW Macro Converters!

Lensbaby's new Macro Converters! image©lensbaby

February 2nd, 2012 - Just announced and available immediately,  the new 8mm and 16mm Lensbaby Macro Converters, compatible with all LB Optics!

Using Lensbaby's new 16mm macro converter.

read on for my take as well as price, specs and links…

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