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    Olympus E-PL1 Kit Lens: Close-ups/Macros

    The "Olympus PEN E-PL1 For Dummies" book states you can get as close as 10 inches when taking close-ups.

    Try moving the front on the lens as close as 4 inches to the subject and you'll get a decent macro.

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    So, where is a sample?

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    There are some nice shots there well done. It's good to see what the EPL-1 can do. I guess you are pretty pleased with the camera.
    Around every picture there's a corner & round every corner there's a picture
    - the fun's in finding them

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    When you see stuff like that, the distance is always measured from the focal plane of the camera (the plane where the sensor is) rather than the front of the lens element.

    Very nice pictures.
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    Some nice photos. I like the mushrooms.

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    Jekostas, your point is quite true and I don't remember the wording in the "Dummies" book. I chose not to buy it: if they got this fact wrong what else did they miss. I find it unfortunate that the book didn't investigate that you can be a lot closer than 10 inches when using the kit lens.

    Thanks for all the compliments.

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