Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Olympus dSLR

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Mar 27, 2010, 10:02 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
-=edge=-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 220
Default

Greg, it's cropped close to 50%. The DOF is very thin, F4 @ 1/800th iso 200 shot at 86mm. I didn't expect much from the EX-25, it is limited in application...
-=edge=- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2010, 10:21 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,241
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by -=edge=- View Post
Greg, it's cropped close to 50%. The DOF is very thin, F4 @ 1/800th iso 200 shot at 86mm. I didn't expect much from the EX-25, it is limited in application...
I enjoy the output from my 35-100, but it doesn't have the ability to shoot as close as the mid tier lenses. I find myself at minimum focus alot with that lens. The EX-25 has been on my mind alot, and your photo is feeding that. I'm not thinking macro. I'm just wishing to get a bit closer to some subjects, even though I'd be giving up infinity focus with it attached. I'm pleased with your result and even more so with the details you just supplied.

Thank you,
__________________
Greg

https://dogsportphoto.smugmug.com/

Last edited by fldspringer; Mar 27, 2010 at 10:40 AM.
fldspringer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2010, 7:17 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
tkurkowski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 3,625
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fldspringer View Post
The EX-25 has been on my mind alot, and your photo is feeding that.
In my limited experience so far, the EX-25 on the 35-100 requires a lot of experimentation to zero in on the combination of distance from the target/focal length. I suspect the folks here who do it well, have done it enough to acquire a lot of instinct as to where to start.

Ted
tkurkowski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 28, 2010, 5:49 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
zig-123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Posts: 5,145
Default

Hi Greg,

Don/t mean to spend your money, but here's a link to KEH.com who has a used one available:
http://www.keh.com/Class-Products/1/DO/20/79024/WG.aspx

No doubt, you can also find them on Craig's list or fourthirdsphoto.com

I have one. Don't use it as much as I should. But, it sure does provide results, that you otherwise couldn't get.

Zig
zig-123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 28, 2010, 7:37 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,241
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zig-123 View Post
Hi Greg,

Don/t mean to spend your money, but here's a link to KEH.com who has a used one available:
http://www.keh.com/Class-Products/1/DO/20/79024/WG.aspx

No doubt, you can also find them on Craig's list or fourthirdsphoto.com

I have one. Don't use it as much as I should. But, it sure does provide results, that you otherwise couldn't get.

Zig
Here's the only reason I pause. I like the output of the 35-100, but I like the output of the 50 macro too. I haven't played with the 50 f2 and EC-20 much yet, but will there be a benefit to the EX-25/35-100??? I was also thinking the 300mm would be fun with the tube would be fun to try with hummingbirds, but I think frustration would definately rule!!!

I have the macro end covered and the bottom line is I don't know it would get additional functionality or would it be redundant?
__________________
Greg

https://dogsportphoto.smugmug.com/
fldspringer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 28, 2010, 5:41 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
HarjTT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,530
Default

Edge

Thtas one pretty fine shot! Good to see what the beastie can do with the ex25.. I think its the first I've ever seen so thanks for chasing that bee!



Harj
HarjTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 28, 2010, 8:15 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
-=edge=-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 220
Default

heh...thanks Harj, it took some effort, but I was rewarded.
-=edge=- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 28, 2010, 8:38 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 112
Default

Absolutly stunning shot.

Had not thought to try the EX-25 with the 35-100mm, always used it with the 50-200mm, but definately going to give a try it now.
satire23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 29, 2010, 7:40 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
zig-123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Posts: 5,145
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fldspringer View Post
Here's the only reason I pause. I like the output of the 35-100, but I like the output of the 50 macro too. I haven't played with the 50 f2 and EC-20 much yet, but will there be a benefit to the EX-25/35-100??? I was also thinking the 300mm would be fun with the tube would be fun to try with hummingbirds, but I think frustration would definately rule!!!

I have the macro end covered and the bottom line is I don't know it would get additional functionality or would it be redundant?
Hi Greg,

Did not remember that you had a 50mm f2 macro. A wonderful lens, I'm not sure how the results would compare using that in combination with an EC-20. But, I hope you get a chance because I'd love to see the results.
Zig
zig-123 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 7:21 PM.