Question about Olympus Camedia C-3040 Zoom Digital Camera
I just purchased my first digital camera, the Olympus 3040Z, and I need to use a macro lens to get some close up photos of people's tongues (don't laugh) I am finding that the macro mode of the 3040 is limited in that I can't get close enough without distortion. I'm also finding that some of the photos have distortion in the color. I'm wondering if someone could advise me about taking these close I've been checking out Ebay and have found some inexpensive lenses for about $50-60. There are two brands being offered: Sakar and Digital Optics (Tiffen) I'm wondering how these lens are given the low price and whether it would be wiser to pop for some extra money for something that may be better quality. The most important detail I need to capture is the color of the tongue. I am an acupuncturist and need to look at tongues as part of my diagnostic procedures. I can use the digital photos for patient progress notes and send them to my instructors through the internet. Isn't it amazing that we can do so many creative things with this media.
Posted by Anonymous on
I have very good experience with the original Olympus Macro Conversion lens with the CLA1 adapter. No visible distortion and no loss of contrast. The only problem I can imagine is the lighting of it all. You need to come real close! The internal flash of the camera will not work properly because the "huge" macro lens will cast a shadow. Some kind of external light source will be needed and manual corrections in the white balance have to be made too. The 3040 is a fine camera and I use it at least twice a week, but it still lacks some of the features of my old OM4 camera! Think about the easy focusing (manual) and the use of a ring flash! Because that is what you need.
Posted on Sep 11, 2005
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