I have several Olympus OM camera bodies and a number of Zuiko lenses to go with them.
Very recently, I purchased a (Zuiko) Olympus OM 2X-A Teleconverter and have been having some close-focusing fun with it, using a Zuiko 2.8/100 lens, giving a 1:2 magnification.
What is great about this combination is that unlike, say a 50 or a 100mm Macro lens or a prime lens-extension tube combination, there is no loss of minimum focus distance nor of infinity focus, so one can (say with the TC+ a 100mm prime lens combination) maintain a reach of 1 metre (or more), whilst still having a magnification of 1:2 (or progressiviely less, if reaching out further). It also blurs the background beautifully, bringing the subject to the fore (much more so than with, say, a 50mm 1:2 magnification Macro lens.)
Is there anyone else using a TC for close-up use?
BTW, here's someone who does: http://www.tonywublog.com/20090109/u...for-macro.html
Last edited by Galah; 03-01-2010 at 12:26 AM. Click to view previous post history.