With OM Digital Options’ February announcement of the OM System M.Zuiko 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO, a professional-level lens with a 2:1 replica ratio, capturing macro with Micro 4 Thirds (MFT) simply acquired much more fascinating. The Micro 4 Thirds crop issue of 2x makes the OM System 90mm equal to a 180mm lens on a full-frame digital camera and means a—comparatively large—working distance of round three inches (8cm) from the tip of the lens.
However when you’re questioning precisely what the implications of all which can be for underwater shooters, you’ll need to take a look at Backscatter’s latest video. Backscatter CEO Jim Decker and Media Producer Robin Dodd chat in regards to the lens and examine it to different choices each throughout the Micro 4 Thirds context and from different techniques, together with the Olympus 60mm MFT macro, the Sony 90mm full-frame macro, and likewise the Olympus TG-6 compact—identified for its epic extreme-macro Microscope Mode.
After giving the lens an excellent exercise topside—with underwater testing to observe as quickly because the climate in Monterey Bay improves!—Jim tells Robin in regards to the lens’ working distance benefits, mind-blowing magnification, spectacular sharpness, and snappy autofocus efficiency. Additionally they present very useful visible demonstrations of a few of these facets, concluding with a dialogue about who would possibly need to spend money on the lens. (Spoiler: It’s for “super-macro junkies”!) Take a look at the video under.
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