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Old Apr 26, 2009, 3:04 PM   #1
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1. A nut and bolt on a "crumbling" farm barn in Essex. E3 + 35-100f2. The barn itslef was just the rooof with the metal struts keeping it up.




2. Captain America - graffitti in East London. I was out looking for graffitti created by Banksy for a potential article. E3 + 35-100f2



3. Protests in Westminister - taken just a fe days ago and the first every image that I've applied one of Lightrooms predefined filters. E3 + 35-100f2




4. "Khanda" - Double sided sword found at all Sikh Temples. This one ardornes the dome of a new temple under construction in Leamington Spa. LR 2.3. Now I just spotted a smear or something similar running across the pic, Adrian spotted it before but I couldn;t reproduce it and there was nothing on the lens. Does anyone know what could be causing it ? E3 + 35-100f2




5. A friends daughters wedding - was asked to shoot the reception of one of friends daughters wedding but in my own style, so here's a few pics of that wee event. This are all straight out of cam jpegs. E3 + 35-100f2









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Old Apr 26, 2009, 6:51 PM   #2
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Hi Harj,

It's not often that I get to see images taken with the 35-100mm lens. That is one seriously sharp lens.

I like the 1st image, actually I like them all, but since I've got 3 grand daughter's with 2 being 3yrs old and theoldest being 7,I appreciate the beauty oflittle girls.

Nice work indeed .......and thanx for sharing

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Old Apr 28, 2009, 5:35 AM   #3
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Nice set , Harj.

You have a knack for capturing those moments at the wedding. The ones that are lost in an instant and the paid photog isn't worrying about. I love the second to the last especially.

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Hi Guys

Thanks for the comments on the pics and I'm glad you liked them. The 35-100F2 is an awesome lens and your right that it is soo sharp at times it hurts.

I really wish that its price hadn;t gone right through the roof as I think out of the SHG range that it should be the most affordable for most 4/3 shooters.

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Hi Harj,

Only wish that Olympus would feel the same as you relative to lowering the price of th 35-100mm lens. Out of all the SHG lenses, I think it is the most practical lens for me to get. I'll have to do some serious saving to get one.

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Hi Zig

I agree the FL is right for most situations and when you look at Canon/Nikon/Sony they all have the 70-200 F2.8's expensive but still within reach of a large number of users. I can understand that some SHG lenses are going to cost $$$ but the pricing on the 35-100 I think needs to be adjusted to a slightly more realistic level. There is just no way I could ever justify purchasing the lens at today's prices even though the retailers are offering discounts off the MRP price of around £350 but that still makes it retail at nearly 1900.00, nearly 900.00 more than the 50-200 SWD.

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Just checked the UK price for the Canon 70-200 L F2.8 IS and its now at £1513.00, so thats gone up by £200-300 from the last time I checked. I still think the 35-100F2 shouldn;t be that much more than the Canon L.
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zig-123 wrote:
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Hi Harj,

Only wish that Olympus would feel the same as you relative to lowering the price of th 35-100mm lens. Out of all the SHG lenses, I think it is the most practical lens for me to get. I'll have to do some serious saving to get one.

Jeez, Zig, there's a bunch of other SHG lenses you should also save for:

300mm f/2.8 for $6,300
90-250mm f/2.8 ED for $6,000
150mm f/2.0 for $2,300
14-35mm f/2.0 ED for $2,100
7-14mm f/4.0 for $1,800

Just sell your car and you'll be there!

There is one affordable lens that's in the same league except for the waterproofing - the 25mm f/1.4 Leica D which is only $800 except you can't find one anywhere. It really is superb, and way more practical than a 600mm (eq.) lens that's not a zoom.

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PS: It is rather large, but not unreasonable for an f/1.4.


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I considered the 25mm f1.4PL back when I was considering getting the 50-200 f2.8-3.5. The 50-200 won out, and the 25 was in stock at B&H. Shortly thereafter it went out of stock and I don't think it's been back in stock since.

Since Panasonic won't be making any more DSLR's, I wouldn't be suprised if the current supply of 25mm 1.4's (and the 14-150PL)in use are it.
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I considered the 25mm f1.4PL back when I was considering getting the 50-200 f2.8-3.5. The 50-200 won out, and the 25 was in stock at B&H. Shortly thereafter it went out of stock and I don't think it's been back in stock since.

Since Panasonic won't be making any more DSLR's, I wouldn't be suprised if the current supply of 25mm 1.4's (and the 14-150PL)in use are it.
Hi, Greg

I'm afraid you're right, which is a shame. I just shot this image, fooling around with the lens since the E3 1.4 firmware lets me shoot it wide open. This is a board on my back-yard fence, shot at dusk with heavily overcast skies - about the worst lighting you can get outdoors. I was able to get this at f/1.4 at 1/250 sec. (!) Not much of a photo, but look at the IQ.

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Hi Ted,

Just what kind of a car do you think I own?? .......................with the pricing of used Ford Explorers being what they arethese days, I'd be lucky to get enough money to pick up the 35-100mm. :?

As for the 25mm f1.4, you are probably the only person on this forum that has one. BTW, the IQ of the sample image is remarkable.

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