Posted on September 24, 2020
After a rainstorm it is fun to go out and see what interesting raindrop images you can find. These raindrops were on webs which added some interest and patterns to the raindrops. All images here were taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 with an old Canon FD manual focus 200mm macro lens. With adapters you can fit a wide variety of old lenses to m43 cameras. FOV (Field Of View) to full frame Cameras is equal to 400mm.
Category: Blog, Closeup Photography, Composites, Equipment, Focus Stacking, Image Stacking, Macro Photography, Nature Still Lifes, Panorama & Stacked Images, Stacked Images, yard & pond Tagged: adapting Canon FD lenses to m43, Canon FD 200mm f/4 macro, FD Canon 200mm f/4 macro lens, Olympus OM-D, water drops, Water drops in yard, Water drops on webs
Posted on May 22, 2020
For extreme macro or closeup photography, especially for Damselflies, I like using old Canon FD or Nikon manual focus lenses with an adapter on micro 43 Camera bodies. A quick explanation is it sort of doubles the focal length simply worded. Or a more accurate description, the field of view (FOV) since it is only using a smaller center section of the whole image circle on the smaller sensor in m43 bodies. Also because the image is cropped on the sensor the depth of field is also a little more for that f/stop since it is only using a center area of the image circle. I use both Panasonic & Olympus m43 Camera bodies with adapters, but prefer the in-body stabilization of the Olympus body. You can find old Canon or Nikon manual focus lenses for very low cost online or eBay. Or if you are like me, have a bunch laying around from the “Old” days! So with the crop factor of m43 format, it sort of doubles the focal length of the lens. Or halves the field of view of the lens. Another advantage is a macro lens that goes to 1X can now capture on a m43 camera to 2X. The images here were photographed with a Canon FD 200mm macro lens, so the FOV is like using a 400mm macro lens.
Category: Blog, Closeup Photography, Damselflies, Equipment, Favorite Locations, Insects, Macro Photography, Nature Still Lifes, Photo Tips, Tips & Techniques, yard & pond Tagged: adapting Canon FD lenses to m43, adapting lenses to m43, Canon FD 200mm f/4 macro, Damselfies, Damselfly, m43 camera