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What would you recommend for the purpose of photographing of small things?
The price threshold for me is $600.
Hi and welcome.
This is a UK site but have looked at what you want in the US. You may find them cheaper by doing more research, as it just goes over your $600 budget at the moment.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...0mm_f_2_8.html Note: When fitted to the Olympus it becomes a 120mm lens http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/tec...uivalents.html
And don't forget. Post processing is such an important part of photography and should be used to sharpen and enhance pictures taken with your camera. If you don't have an imaging editor, then use the one in my signature below. There are http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/ to get you started. The most useful is the http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/...06_Levels.html and for even more adjustment. The http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/...07_Curves.html is a must (it's my favourite all-in-one adjuster). My Resize-Crop-Sharpen tutorial below, will get your pics ready for the internet or whatever
Last edited by Chris Cool; 11-11-12 at 06:19 PM.
thank you very much for your recommendations and tips.