THE OM SYSTEM GUIDE TO
Insects in their natural habitat, spiderweb dew, petals on a flower — there’s a wonder-filled world in your backyard, your garden and the woods, fields or any green space near your home. Capture that world with macro photography.
You wont have to go far to find shrubs and other flora that insects find attractive. Even in the hustle and bustle of modern life you can look around the edges of city parks. Remember to go out early when its cooler and insects are slower.
Depsite Macro photography giving us very shallow depth of field naturally, backgrounds can still appear busy or cluttered. Try to find a good angle with a prefered background and dont forget to make the best out of fully articulated screens on your camera. This can help adjust the lens direction in tricky positions and prevent too much disruption to the natrual environment.
Different lenses, different settings
Whilst there may not seem much of a difference in length between the M.Zuiko 60mm F2.8 Macro and the M.Zuiko 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO lenses, they work in very different ways! Ideal settings for single shots on the 60mm would find you shooting at F5.6 whilst on the 90mm at full magnification you should be around F10. These settings are designed to help you get a good balance of depth of field and light.
Watch, learn, practice
Macro photography is one of the most difficult genres to master, particularly if you are determined to get as close as possible. With up to 4:1 reproduction on a 90mm macro lens this can be super tough but we can make it easier.
Our mirrorless OM camera system is up to half the size and weight of other 35mm format flagship camera systems. This gives macro photographers more flexibility, more energy, and more shooting time in the field to get the perfect shot.
Lousy weather often takes you by surprise. The OM Series and our PRO lenses have you covered. They’re splashproof, dustproof and freezeproof (down to 14 ̊F / -10 ̊C), so there’s never a need to carry protective gear.
Leave your tripod behind! Our industry-leading 5-Axis Image Stabilization allows you to shoot tack-sharp photos, all handheld. With up to 8 shutter speed steps of compensation for tripod-like stability, you have more freedom for better results.
Let the OM Series set you free. Our compact mirrorless cameras and small lightweight lenses boast the performance of pro DSLR systems. You'll have greater freedom of movement to take better close-up photos and the near silent operation to avoid disturbing your subjects.
Create dramatic macro photos with greater depth of field and beautiful bokeh. The selected OM cameras in-camera Focus Stacking captures up to 15 shots with varying focus points and instantly merges them to create one beautifully focused image.
Macro photography is all about making small things look bigger. Thanks to the Micro Four Thirds platform, Olympus cameras and lenses yield greater magnification than other camera systems. One-to-one with an Olympus gives you 2x magnification versus 1x with a full frame camera.
YOU DON'T NEED A LOT OF GEAR TO
As the flagship of the mirrorless OM system, the OM-1 is equipped with the industry’s latest technology to realise your most creative ideas. Pick it up and be amazed at its compact size, how it fits naturally in your hand and how little effort it takes to lift it. Break free from heavy, bulky cameras and tripods with the world’s best image stabilisation system for shooting sharp handheld shots even in low light. Weathersealing lets you work without worry in adverse conditions. You’ll have the speed and precision to capture the impossible and take your photos and video to new, exciting places.
Starting at $1,999.99 Regular Price $2,199.99
Macro photography is all about the details – and this lens is powerful enough to pick up fine minute details at close distances! Featuring a 2x* magnification and minimum focusing distance of about 7-and-a-half inches it strikes a nice balance between just close enough and not so close you’ll cast shadows on the scene. It’s also worth noting that the 60mm Macro features an extremely bright f2.8 maximum aperture for superb low-light performance and advanced construction employing no less than 13 separate lens elements in 10 groups including some high-end glass materials to help eliminate chromatic aberrations. *35mm equivalent.
Starting at $449.99 Regular Price $549.99
The M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO is a professional lens which delivers top grade image quality, regardless of lighting conditions. This zoom lens provides bright F2.8 aperture at all focal lengths of from 80 to 300mm (35mm equivalent), and provides overwhelming resolution and soft, beautiful circular shaped defocusing effects. This lens provides outstanding portability by achieving an unparalleled compact and lightweight form. The world's first1 Dual VCM2 focusing system makes fast and accurate AF possible with a closest focusing distance of 70cm (distance from the imaging sensor) at all zoom ranges. *1: According to Olympus research, as of September 2014*2: VCM (Voice Coil Motor)
Starting at $1,499.99
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