Summary: The EX-25 extension tube is a substantially built attachment that allows me to get closer with any lens (though the focal distance can very considerably between lenses). Auto focus can be slow & sometimes unreliable. I let it get me close and then manually focus. This small piece of kit will open up a whole new world to anyone interested in macro photography. Works best with a tripod or hand held with flash.
Summary: I purchased this Macro Extension to enhance my Macro capabilities. I have only used it a couple times as with most Macro shooting, the object needs to be fairly motionless, on my last huge trip it was quite windy every day. However, the eyes of the banana slug have never been larger. I am happy with the purchase.
Summary: I recently purchased an Olympus 35mm Macro lens for my E-30 camera. I love this lens. It is extremely sharp and surprisingly inexpensive for the quality of the optics. If I do my part the photos taken with it are clear and sharp. I would highly recommend this lens as a 'best buy' for the buck BUT as with most Macro lenses you need to be quite close to your subject.
Excerpt: I abosolutly love how close you can get with the extension tube. A small item will pretty much fill your camera screen. It's like exploring a different world. It's definitely great for casual photographers who don't want to spend the big bucks. It is a bit of a pain to take it on and off and my lens has to be almost touching my subject to get it focused (I use the E620, mostly with the kit lens) so it makes it a bit hard to use (explains the 4) but I do enjoy the...
Excerpt: Great addition to my 50mm Macro lens. Creepy critters get even creepier with this very close focus. Good build, and solid fit. Auto-focus does not work in most instances. Recommend manual focus anyway for very close pictures.