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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:45 pm 
I am considering buying the E510 with the 14-42 and 40-150 kitlenses.
In the review of the E400 here on Camera Labs the 14-42 mm is testet for macro-capabilities and it says that max area is 34x25 mm. Sounds like 1:1 in 35 mm-lingo!!!
When I look up the lense at Olympus they come up with more moderate figures - 0.19x magnification (0,38x 35-mm equivalent) at a distance of 25 cm.
Anybody out there who can clear up the matter?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:59 pm 
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If you divide the 34mm width from Gordon's test by the width of the sensor =17,3mm you get magnification of around 2:1 or 0.5x.
This has nothing to do with "35mm equivalent" as magnification is always measured in relation to sensor size.

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 Post subject: Yes but .. is it 1:2 ?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:51 am 
Thanks for the reply, but still I wonder.
1:2 is not bad considering it is a cheap kit-lense - and much better than 0,19x magnification. If you take Olympus-specification-number at face value it means something like a max width of 90 mm (17 mm / 0,19) - not 34 mm.
Have any of you tried taking macro-photos with the 14-42 ??

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