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Thread: Need help

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    Little Elm, Texas, USA

    Need help

    After doing a little reading I have found that macro shots are not capable with the current lens on my E510 Olympus. Well I should say not the detailed shots I want to take. I have also heard that other len(s) from other manufacturer's can fit on the Olympus E510. So can anyone point me to perhaps a list of camera len(s) that I can with confidence purchase? Please keep in mind that I am sooo new at this that if you aren't specific with me I will totally be lost. This is a shot I took with the current lens I have ( Sadly the best out of 250 shots):

    First I know that I have to figure out my lighting issue. Any suggestions will be welcomed. Second I am IMO lacking detail on the dial. I am thinking a macro len(s) will help. Also I am at a loss regarding proper settings I should use. I guess I am in sore need of some advice. Thank all of you in advance.

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    Member Atomic2's Avatar
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    Chicago Il

    Re: Need help

    What exactly do you want to take pictures of?

    Sigma makes a lot of lenses labeled "Macro" for the 4/3 system, though I've never tried one and I don't know the actual real world performance benefits of their lenses as opposed to Olympus lenses. The Olympus 70-300 can do a decent macro, however its not sharp enough I feel.

    Also, when you're doing macro work, you want to have a larger F number.
    E-3, E-510
    12-60 2.8-4.0
    40-150 3.5-4.5
    Sigma 30 1.4
    Zenit 58 F2 [with M42 adapter]
    Metz 48

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    Senior Shooter Greg McCary's Avatar
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    Rome Ga.

    Re: Need help

    Give us a idea of your camera settings too. ISO, Shutter speed, f/stop ect. Also are you using a tripod?
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