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| p.1 #1 · m4/3 Macro: more working distance suggestions |
I have the Olympus 60mm f/2.8 macro, which IMO is an awesome lens, but at the same time I'm looking for something that could give me a longer working distance. Since nothing native to m4/3 exists, I'd have to go for a conversion (not a problem).
I'd be looking for something in the 105mm-150mm range. I've considered one of a number of 105mms, in particular either the Nikon AI-S or Nikon AF-D (AI_S is manual focus, AF-D is autofocus without an internal motor. I have a non-G NIkon lens adapter which works well and am fine working MF+no exif with my OM-D) since I also have a Nikon D7000. Pros for the AI-S include lower used price, the fact that I like the build quality better on the Nikon mf lenses, and allegedly finer MF adjustments. Pros for the AF-D are the fact that it goes to 1:1 on a 35mm frame whereas the other only to 1:2. Both optics are reportedly stellar.
I've also considered a Sigma 150mm, probably in Nikon mount, since it would give me an effective 300mm macro lens. But that starts to become a very big lens.
Are there other lenses out there I should be considering? I know with adaptors there's worlds of usable lenses out there. Another one that tempts me is the zuiko 135mm macro, but there's not a huge amount of data I was able to quickly find on it, it seems to be somewhat rare, and (least important) Zuiko OM lenses are presently impossible to mount on Nikon bodies.
Thanks for any other suggestions,