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Old Dec 2, 2006, 12:54 AM   #11
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Donna I have this lens on order. Just a quick question were the dewdrops taken with manual or auto (spot) focus?

Great shots by the way.

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Old Dec 2, 2006, 8:19 AM   #12
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Auto focus, spot metering, and I moved the camera slightly to get it exactly right. donna
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Old Dec 5, 2006, 10:16 PM   #13
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It is the new one...has a small rebate, so is under 200.00 Donna
I just purchased the 35mm macro today from a local camera shop. They matched the B&H price, but I didn't get the rebate. The upside is that they had it in stock and I walked out the door with it mounted on my camera.

I was reading about the EX-25 extension tube on this site and after some additional research I discovered that it was compatible with the 35mm macro. I was very impressed with this lens, but now am wondering if the EX-25 would be a good compliment to the 35mm, and because it is compatible with the 14-45mm and the 40-150mm kit lenses. Do you, or anyone else have any thoughts/experience combining the EX-25 with the 35mm macro? How is the minimum focus distance affected when using it with the macro lens?

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Old Dec 6, 2006, 7:31 AM   #14
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Sorry I don't know...it is a greatl lens for the money. donna
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Old Dec 6, 2006, 7:50 PM   #15
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I've got a 35mm Macro, EX-25, and an Oly E-330.
The 35mm can focus down to about two inches.
I've attempted to attach a photo shot with the 35mm at close focus.
(First post-hope if flies)

I tried the EX-25 with the 35mm tonight. I couldn't get close enough to
focus.

Donna, I am impressed with your work.

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Old Dec 6, 2006, 8:06 PM   #16
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Very nice image Jim! Donna
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Old Dec 6, 2006, 8:24 PM   #17
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Good choice. The 35mm macro was the first lens for my E-1. Tack sharp..GREAT value. Sure, it's "only" f/3.5 (unlike the 50mm) but at half the price I see you had no problem blurring backgrounds when the situation called for it. Sadly, since I got the 14-54 I don't use the 35mm as much as I used to (mainly a backup for weddings).
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I've got a 35mm Macro, EX-25, and an Oly E-330.
The 35mm can focus down to about two inches.
I've attempted to attach a photo shot with the 35mm at close focus.
(First post-hope if flies)

I tried the EX-25 with the 35mm tonight. I couldn't get close enough to
focus.
Wow! Are you saying you might have been able to focus on the belly of a fly, had it landed on the lens? That's the kind of action I like. The specs for the 35mm rate the minimum focus distance at .146 meter (just over 5.5"), but I've been able to focus closer than that with autofocus on.

Thanks. Do you recommend the EX-25, or is it unnecessary if you have the macro?
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My other post was a knee-jerk response from a quick and dirty test.
Here is a photo using the 35 mm at 1:1.
35mm + extension tube will follow.
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Old Dec 7, 2006, 7:18 AM   #20
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Here is a photo using the 35mm set to 1:1
and with the EX-25 installed.

The subject in this photo was a finger's width away from the lens.
This working distance causes the lens to cast a shadow on the subject
so auxiliary lighting is a must.

So jimkurta, you are about right. Get a fly to land just off of the lens surface
and get some light to it. You may come home with a keeper.

As Donna often states. "Still learning...."

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