X-M1's built-in flash + focus peaking = recipe for great macro shots

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Mikey, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Mikey

    Mikey FujiXspot Veteran

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    Just sold my X-M1. On the couple of occasions that I've used it (with the 60/2.4 attached), I've discovered that it works really well for macro photography. Focus peaking just works and the X-M1 offers a large hi-res tiltable LCD display. But what surprised me is how well the built-in flash works.

    The built-in flash has an EV comp of up to -2 which offers the capability to dial down flash strength to suit your lighting needs. My default flash comp was set at -1, though I would adjust to anywhere between 0 to -2. Sometimes you still end up with a hint of harsh lighting but not much different than say the Metz "ring" flash.

    Some examples from the New York Botanical Garden...

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  2. MrBeastie

    MrBeastie FujiXspot Regular

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    Adrian
    These are beautiful images.
     
  3. dduval

    dduval FujiXspot Regular

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    Oct 7, 2013
    Mike,

    Just excellent, well done shots...nice.
     
  4. OdzBodkinz

    OdzBodkinz FujiXspot Veteran

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    Feb 17, 2013
    Really nice.
     
  5. Mikey

    Mikey FujiXspot Veteran

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    Louisville, KY
    Thank you all! I just wish the X-M1 had even an optical viewfinder. If it did, I would keep it as my second body.