Micro Four Thirds versus full-frame camera for macro photography: Pros and cons of each system


posted Monday, April 23, 2018 at 10:30 AM EDT


When considering many different types of photography, there are pros and cons to every available sensor size. Full-frame cameras typically deliver the best image quality but they are often more expensive and the cameras and lenses are larger and heavier. APS-C cameras sort of hit a happy medium in many respects. Micro Four Thirds cameras, on the other hand, are smaller and lighter when considering the overall system. Micro Four Thirds cameras have a two times crop factor, which can be advantageous for sports, wildlife and perhaps macro as well. This latter genre is the topic at hand in the video below from Micael Widell wherein he compares Micro Four Thirds to full-frame cameras for macro photography.

As spring hits full swing, there are many great macro opportunities, including insects and flowers. Widell usually uses a full-frame camera for his macro photography, but wants to try out his new Micro Four Thirds camera, a Panasonic G85. For his lens, he has chosen an Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Macro.

Watch Widell's video below to learn what he likes about the G85 and Olympus macro lens compared to his typical macro camera, a full-frame Sony A7.

(Via Micael Widell