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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110236 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 9:33 PM

Paul, the 60mm f2.8 macro is the one I've been working with to see what it can do in addition to macro .

Its a cracker for birds in flight, running and standing about looking cute Wink

but much too short - hence my tongue in cheek comment above (and I see that my typo ridden keyboard has completely wrecked my input by losing a zero - that should of course be "200mm" not "20mm" - DOH! )

a couple more examples of what I'm talking about regarding the ability of the 60mm macro for birding

60mm-gull-turning-over-head.jpg

60mm-gull-tip-toe-on-water.jpg

Last Modified By brian1208 at 12 Oct 2012 - 9:42 PM
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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 10:55 PM

That lens is starting to look like a ' must have'. Smile

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315202 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 11:21 PM


Quote: Paul, the 60mm f2.8 macro is the one I've been working with to see what it can do in addition to macro

Although its not quite as fast as the 75mm I can see this being good for portraits.

mdpontin
mdpontin  106016 forum posts Scotland
12 Oct 2012 - 11:25 PM

Some amazing examples of what can be achieved with the new 60mm, Brian. Let's not forget that it needs somebody who knows what they're doing to get the results, though, as you've shown. I particularly like the Starling, and the Black-headed Gull doing Storm Petrel impressions (above).

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315202 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 11:33 PM

Forgot to add you did a good job with that first gull pic Brian Smile

mdpontin
mdpontin  106016 forum posts Scotland
12 Oct 2012 - 11:52 PM

I can see a potential problem in getting comparison shots between the E-M5 and the 5D. I'd forgotten that my photographic appetite was at a very low ebb before I bought the Olympus, and as a consequence much of my rediscovered enthusiasm has been inspired by using this camera. Today I was struggling - the creative juices seemed to have dried up, and the weather conditions were trying. So when I did manage to convince myself to get the camera out, it never occurred to me to try the 5D as well. Most of my efforts today were a bit point-and-shoot-y anyway. Oh well. Tomorrow's a new day, and all that.

StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014686 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 12:35 AM

Great shots with that lens Brian, I'm reminded of one of my favourite photography quotes; "Most lenses are better than most photographers." I don't know who said it. That seems a lens that will keep the creative juices running for years, might have to jump the gun on this one.

Denny

StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014686 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 4:55 AM

Variable Cracker on Leaves, no cropping, FL36 Flash used on TTL Auto;

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Panasonic 100-300mm, of course.Smile

Taken at one of my studios today.Wink

Denny

Last Modified By StrayCat at 13 Oct 2012 - 4:57 AM
Paul_Anthony
13 Oct 2012 - 7:23 AM

Loving your close ups and fauna images guys, the detail is fantastic.

Have you any examples of Landscape and Street / People photography?

Paul

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110236 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 8:43 AM

Paul A, I'm not much of a Landscaper but here are a couple of shots from the Harbour yesterday that may give a clue how it can perform. I was beginning to see what I think is the first signs of diffraction softening at f10 so these are at f8

60mm-black-house.jpg

60mm-mudeford-harbour.jpg

Paul M - I agree, this is going to be an amazing if somewhat long portrait lens but its so sharp it could be very cruel and will need using with care (much like the 75 f1.8 in that respect I guess)

Denny, its good to have some creative space to try to fill isn't it. I don't think this camera is going to limit me for many years, if ever - its that good. We just need the longer (but still light and cheap) telephoto primes now.
That's an interesting looking Butterfly by the way, a woodland species I would guess?

Paul_Anthony
13 Oct 2012 - 11:12 AM

Cheers, they look great.

Paul

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315202 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 5:17 PM


Quote: Have you any examples of Landscape and Street / People photography?

I have a bit, some using G2, some using OM-D.

rogerfry
rogerfry e2 Member 8505 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 - 6:53 PM


Quote: Have you any examples of Landscape and Street / People photography?

I have a bit, some using G2, some using OM-D.

I think my computer's gone on the blink......nothing's showing up.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315202 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 6:59 PM

Yeh just go to my page by clicking me, saves cluttering the thread Smile

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 8:19 PM

Here's one landscape, with a bit of fiddling with hdr/NIK software. 45mm; f/5.0; ISO200; 1/1600

20120922-03-editcrop-hdr-cs5-con-copy.jpg

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