Tuesday, March 11, 2014

That M.Zuiko 60mm F2.8 Macro Lens

It has been a while since I last used the M.Zuiko 60mm F2.8 Macro lens, hence I decided to bring it out for a spin last weekend. 

Oh gosh, I almost forgot how amazing this lens was for insect macro. I should spend more time doing macro shooting. The following images were taken with Olympus OM-D E-M5 and M,Zuiko 60mm F2.8 macro lens. 



If you are interested in finding out how I managed the above shots, kindly read my entry here (click) which I shared EVERYTHING about my macro setup and shooting techniques. 

The above results were achieved with several important factors:
1) Undoubtedly, the great M.Zuiko 60mm F2.8 macro lens, for full 1:1 magnification for both shots. 
2) Wireless TTL Flash, fired off camera by Remote Control function, which is available in all Olympus Micro Four Thirds camera system
3) The 5-Axis Image Stabilization allowing hand-holding such extreme magnification shots easier


13 comments :

  1. Wow, those shots are insane! The clarity, color, bokeh and beauty of your subjects are incredible. Olympus needs to pay you more; you have sold countless cameras and lenses with your fine work! You make that excellent gear really shine, Robin.

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  3. Actually these are easily your best macro shots yet. Great stuffs, Robin.

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  4. One can see so nicely in the eyes of the 8 legged friend above the lighting technique you use. Thanks for describing it in your previous blogs. I will try it as soon as possible. Best, Steffen

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  5. never knew how these insects look like in real life until i see your photos O.O *gelik*

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  6. OK, that's not fair. I have been shooting insects and spiders for many years and never got anything quite like that. How did you get so close to them?!

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    1. Well, we were shooting at butterfly parl, KL, and i think the bugs there were used to presence of people at close proximity, hence not flying away.

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  7. Robin - how did you support the off camera flash ? handheld ? on a bracket ? clipped to something ?

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    1. Handheld. More info here http://robinwong.blogspot.com/2012/08/shoebox-macro-flash-bouncer.html

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  8. Outstanding work once again Robin, btw I never bother to ask how come you don't have a Flickr account yourself, I'm sure you'll get more audience as well.

    Regards :)

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  9. One word: spectacular. This is top notch work, Robin. My hat off!

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