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StrayCat
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18 Oct 2012 - 7:29 AM

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Shrimp Plant. I bet you have one of these Anne.Smile

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brian1208
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18 Oct 2012 - 8:57 AM

We grow this in our garden Denny, tough as old boots but very interesting to photograph and fills space well too Smile

Carabosse
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18 Oct 2012 - 12:02 PM

Well the Oly 60mm f2.8 macro has arrived. I did think about treating you all to yet another pic of my pixie, but I decided to withhold that delight just for now! Grin

First lens I've ever owned with a dial on its side - but it seems to work OK.

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Here's a quick photo of some ordinary sheet music (taken handheld). The DoF at this distance is so shallow, even the slight curvature of the page throws some of the image out of focus. EXIF: 1/50sec at f3.5, ISO 1600. AF used. No cropping.

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rogerfry
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18 Oct 2012 - 12:13 PM

You beat me to it CB.....mine's on a UPS van heading in my direction. Grin

(What camera/lens did you use to show the lens.....looks very clean and crisp)

Carabosse
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18 Oct 2012 - 12:18 PM


Quote: What camera/lens did you use to show the lens.....looks very clean and crisp

My Canon S100 compact (shooting RAW). Smile

brian1208
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18 Oct 2012 - 12:23 PM

Well done lads, looks like I should be getting some commission from Olympus! Wink

I hope you enjoy it as much as I am.

CB, have you tried the 1:1 dial mechanism yet? Its a funny idea it seem to me, you have to rotate it with a finger or thumb of your left hand (I'm right handed) and its set to 1:! but as soon as you release it its back to its normal close focus range. Not sure if I find it helpful or not yet?

Carabosse
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18 Oct 2012 - 12:37 PM


Quote: CB, have you tried the 1:1 dial mechanism yet? Its a funny idea it seem to me, you have to rotate it with a finger or thumb of your left hand (I'm right handed) and its set to 1:! but as soon as you release it its back to its normal close focus range.

Yes. Hmm........ like you, I'm not sure about it at the mo. hmm-light.jpg


Quote: looks like I should be getting some commission from Olympus!

Indeed. Lol! Grin


Quote: I hope you enjoy it as much as I am.

I'm sure I will. Smile I'm hoping it will be my combined macro and portrait lens. Some say it's too sharp for the latter, but I guess one could stick on a soft-focus filter! Wink

Carabosse
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18 Oct 2012 - 1:35 PM

Such a long time since I've owned a proper macro lens - last one was the Canon 100mm, sold years ago - that I'd almost forgotten about the DOF and light issues (i.e. lack of both!) Dunno how you guys manage such great insect pics. Smile

Anyway, here are some photos of a medallion which is 29mm in diameter - almost exactly the same as a 2 coin. The second shot was using the 1:1 facility. No cropping.

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Carabosse
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18 Oct 2012 - 3:06 PM

Almost had my hand bitten off, by this fearsome creature, going in for a close up! Grin Tongue

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brian1208
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18 Oct 2012 - 3:10 PM

you must have been a bit "Shell-Shocked" CB, a nice abstract close-up - with teeth

Carabosse
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18 Oct 2012 - 3:14 PM

Thanks Brian - I might yet get bitten by the macro bug! Wink

Tell me, do you tend to use flash quite a bit for your bees etc? Lack of light when going in close is a bit of an issue, as always.

brian1208
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18 Oct 2012 - 3:22 PM


Quote: Tell me, do you tend to use flash quite a bit for your bees etc?

I prefer not to if possible but yes, if I'm really close in and the light is the least bit suspect I will use flash

I'm considering going for the Metz macro-flash to supplement my fl600R, if I can save money by not getting the 35-100 f2.8 as I was a great fan of the sigma 140DG macro flash with my canon macro set-up.

mdpontin
mdpontin  106016 forum posts Scotland
18 Oct 2012 - 3:24 PM

You lot are a bank manager's nightmare! Well...you would be if we still had proper bank managers, at least. Tongue

I hope I can resist the allure of the 60mm macro, and now Brian's macro flash...

Last Modified By mdpontin at 18 Oct 2012 - 3:25 PM
brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110236 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2012 - 3:50 PM

We are a small group dedicated to trying to restart the UK Economy single-handedly and as such, should be supported

- please send your donations to "Olympoholics Unanimous, Poor Street, Doss-ville, SK1 NT" Tongue

(In fact I'm still in profit from the sale of my canon gear, I don't what excuse the others are using though? Grin )

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2012 - 3:55 PM

I got rid of my Canon gear very gradually - 4 lenses sold, one at a time, and then finally, the one remaining lens plus the 5D2 body - it's hard to say. But I think I too am still in profit or at least breaking even............ at least I tell myself I am! Wink

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