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    Best digital macro setup as of Sept. 2016?

    If you wanted the best possible image quality in a digital setup for macro photography (close to rocks and minerals in a studio), what would you recommend as of today? The Sony 90mm macro is the highest rated macro lens in the DXO database and the A7R-II rates very high, but what would you say? Leica S2 with 120mm APO-Macro-Summarit-S? Other?

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    Re: Best digital macro setup as of Sept. 2016?

    Without proper lighting set up, even a fancy and atrociously overpriced gear will not do much.

    How about the olympus macro with stacking possibility- perfect for non moving rocks.

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    Re: Best digital macro setup as of Sept. 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Without proper lighting set up, even a fancy and atrociously overpriced gear will not do much.

    How about the olympus macro with stacking possibility- perfect for non moving rocks.

    Thanks, I am assuming a great lighting setup. Which Olympus?
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    Re: Best digital macro setup as of Sept. 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by bradhusick View Post
    Thanks, I am assuming a great lighting setup. Which Olympus?
    One of the olympus m43 EM cameras ( i don't know the exact model) with an olympis 60mm macro that allows for stacking with many continuos captures.

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    Re: Best digital macro setup as of Sept. 2016?

    The Olympus E-M1 allows for focus stacking/bracketing if you did upgrade to FW4 and use certain lenses
    E-M10 MkII seems to allow for that too ...
    I tried it, but wasn't overly happy with the results :-(

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