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    Default macro work with Oly 14-42mm lens

    The minimum near working distance specification for this lens is 25cm = roughly 1 foot, but when I set my E-330 to Macro on the selector dial on top, I can zoom in to 4-5 inches and get sharp images, even when I set the focal length at 42mm. How is this possible?

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    Default Re: macro work with Oly 14-42mm lens

    Hi goldcrown,

    my guess is that you are measuring to the lens. The focusing distance is measured to the plane of the sensor in the body which is marked by this symbol: o.

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    Default Re: macro work with Oly 14-42mm lens

    Thank you...you just answered a question that's been in my head for awhile.

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    Default Re: macro work with Oly 14-42mm lens

    Hmmm, makes sense. In any case, I like it!!

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    Default Re: macro work with Oly 14-42mm lens

    You can't really do 'true macro' with the 14-42. 'Macro' is normaly 'generously' defined as 1:1 or better. Anything between 1:1 and 1:10 is enerally called 'close-up'. Of course a number of lens manufacturers call a lens that only gets to 1:4 or even 1:5 as 'macro'.

    I like to work somewhere around 1:1.5, so I need a good macro lens.

    Edit: P.S. I should add that the 14-42 is a reasonably good close-up lens.
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