They're strange, they're cool, they're fun to hunt. Plus, for someone like me (who lives in a place pretty much devoid of great scenery), they give lots of photo opportunities when I can't go take photos of great, sweeping vistas.
So I, along with a lot of other m43 enthusiasts, await the rumored Olympus 60mm f/2.8 macro lens.
Not to down the excellent Panasonic 45mm macro, but I want a bit longer reach for bugs.
Until then, I must say I absolutely enjoy using the Olympus 45mm 1.8 as a temporary solution. This lens is sharp!
The above photo also took great advantage of the rear LCD on the OM-D - the camera was almost smashed against the ground, pointing straight upward. I missed focus slightly, but still the photo looks great.
Here's a 100% crop of the above scene - No special sharpening routines done to it yet (default Lightroom 4.1)
As to why I would want a 60mm macro over a 45mm? Well, every little bit helps, especially when we're talking things like this!...
|Gathering for the nest - very large crop|