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Old Sunday 26th April 2020, 08:01   #1
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Olympus Tough TG4

I bought this little camera used from LCE last year .. I have found the microscope mode combined with the focus stacking to be a nice feature especially to get shots of the tiny insects that sit on fences. The versions of the camera with focus stacking are the TG4, TG5 & TG6 I think. I suspect that a lot of people see the Olympus Tough series as novelties and for people who go diving rather than for serious use. I have never used the camera in that situation but I have found it easier to use than the focus stacking with the M4/3 cameras and lense combos that have this feature.
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Old Sunday 26th April 2020, 11:46   #2
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That sounds like an interesting feature, a camera that could be tucked in the pocket when out for a walk with decent macro capabilities is always a tempting idea. Any chance of some example shots? Not sure that I should be ordering another camera during lockdown, but maybe...
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Old Tuesday 9th June 2020, 12:31   #3
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I'm attempting to restart this as I'm considering a TG6 anyone's experiences much appreciated.
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Old Tuesday 9th June 2020, 13:59   #4
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A few examples of photo stacking macro on TG-4

Device that diverts flash to ring around lens quite important. Not convinced that I need to upgrade. The blade and shoulder of the key excluding the head is 25mm. Width of phone key appx 10 mm. Width of extremely ancient (in its mid teens) G.R. bitch never measured!
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Old Tuesday 9th June 2020, 14:05   #5
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A 'wildlife' example

It is easy to use and gets enough apparent dof to make quite a difference.

Problems, the usual, a tripod is essential for extreme macros, any wind on leaves, petals etc. that causes movement is extremely bad news.
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Very tempting, especially as I am trying to go out more by bike and less by car.
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Old Tuesday 9th June 2020, 18:31   #7
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They are superb little cameras, I have the TG4 which is now about 4 years old. The number of features they have for the money is amazing, the stacked micro just one of them( you need a mini tripod to use it properly.) They are 100% waterproof, shockproof so tough they really are. Not many cameras of their sort shoot in RAW as well as jpeg so that's an advantage too. They don't have a particularly big zoom and I tend to use mine as a landscape or handy video camera although I have to admit since I got hold of an improved mobile I usually use that now more than the TG4.
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After advice from members of the pan=species listing FB group, who raved about its macro abilities, I have invested in one. Presently 10% off with a code, given on the site, and they make a donation to child charities in Africa, through Olympus's website.
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