Today I was quite astonished how much you can get out of a magnification of just 1:4 (plus a little cropping). I was test-running my new (well, not quite: this lens is from the early 90s) 35mm F/2.0 Nikkor. I had heard that it could focus quite close, but dismissed the 1:4.2 on paper as too little to impress me much. Boy was I surprised!
Look at this shot:
I was manually focussing at 25cm (which is just 15cm from the front-lens) and did only slightly crop.
Quite impressive for such a meagre magnification, isn't it?
You can see another image under similar conditions here
. That one was cropped in half (from landscape to portrait).
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