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StrayCat
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14 Oct 2012 - 1:37 AM

I'll still have to get down there Brian.Tongue

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 1:46 AM


Quote: I'll still have to get down there Brian.Tongue

Bring a collapsible stool Smile

StrayCat
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14 Oct 2012 - 2:07 AM

Cocoa Tree;

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StrayCat
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14 Oct 2012 - 2:12 AM

Natural Noose;

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StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014682 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 3:21 AM

Just in case you don't all get these bullitins from Olympus; Learning Centre

Last Modified By StrayCat at 14 Oct 2012 - 3:21 AM
Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 11:06 AM

Thanks for the link Denny. When using Canon equipment I sometimes used to go to the Canon USA site - it seemed more informative than the UK effort. Looking like the same may be true for Olympus also.

Pretty much made my mind up now I won't bother with the Oly 45/f1.8, good as it is. I think I would use the 60 macro much more and, despite being double the price, would (for me) have a somewhat better 'cost/benefit ratio' so to speak. Smile

Macros, portraits and..................... BIF ! Tongue

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 11:17 AM

I use my 45mm more than any other lens. Will be interesting to see what I like best after I get the macro.

And thank you for that link Denny.

Last Modified By AnneWorner at 14 Oct 2012 - 11:18 AM
rogerfry
rogerfry e2 Member 8505 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 - 11:36 AM

Nice images Denny......(taken with the FL36?).....and thanks for the link.

As a relative newcomer to flash, I would appreciate any advice on what to get. Would I be better starting off with a second-hand FL36, or are there any big advantages to the 36R which make it worth finding the extra cash? Main use will be flower macros and insects.

(I've got the 60mm on order, so pennies are now a bit tight!)

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110235 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 12:31 PM

Roger, the big benefit of the 36R is that you can control it off-camera in RC mode using the kit flash that comes with the EM-5, which is a real benefit for macro work.

If you can afford it I would strongly recommend you go for it (I made the mistake of getting the 36, which was soon replaced by the FL600R for the above reason)

rogerfry
rogerfry e2 Member 8505 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 - 2:08 PM

Thanks Brian......seems as if it may be time to start selling some of the Canon gear!

Carabosse
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14 Oct 2012 - 2:43 PM


Quote: seems as if it may be time to start selling some of the Canon gear!

Unless sports/fast action (or BIF Grin) is your speciality, I have to say, speaking as someone who got rid of a Canon 5D Mk II + 5 lenses (including L ones) over a period, I doubt you'll regret it Roger. Smile

Paul Morgan
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14 Oct 2012 - 2:57 PM


Quote: As a relative newcomer to flash, I would appreciate any advice on what to get. Would I be better starting off with a second-hand FL36, or are there any big advantages to the 36R which make it worth finding the extra cash? Main use will be flower macros and insects

There are definite advantages in picking the later RC designated units over the older units, the main reason being off camera flash control without the need of a leads that could get in the way.

rogerfry
rogerfry e2 Member 8505 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 - 3:24 PM


Quote: Unless sports/fast action (or BIF Grin) is your speciality, I have to say, speaking as someone who got rid of a Canon 5D Mk II + 5 lenses (including L ones) over a period, I doubt you'll regret it Roger. Smile

I'm sure you're right CB, it's just that I'm one of those awful people who refuse to get rid of anything, on the basis "..that I might use it one day".
I've still got pretty much every camera I've owned since my first 'serious' purchase....a Nikkormat FTn. I could probably start a second-hand camera shop and stay in business for a few years!

Anyone want to buy an Olympus camera case?! Tongue

Last Modified By rogerfry at 14 Oct 2012 - 3:30 PM
Paul Morgan
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14 Oct 2012 - 3:29 PM


Quote: Unless sports/fast action

I had a bit of a play yesterday, no problems at all with sports or fast action, its not as if fast auto focus is needed, found it more of a case of fast shutter speeds matched to a usable dof, no complaints.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110235 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 3:55 PM

I agree Paul but I think for some people who "Machine Gun" action then maybe faster focus is more important?

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