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Old Jun 27, 2010, 7:06 PM   #1
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Old Jun 27, 2010, 7:12 PM   #2
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Just a few, all with E-3/50 f2/EC-20/Canon 250D/Metz 15 MS-1

A damsel fly up close




A green fly on a thistle bloom.




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Old Jun 27, 2010, 7:39 PM   #3
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Hi Greg,

I know that there is a growing interest on this forum about using legacy lenses
in macro photography. And, I have to admit, some of the results are good. I'm not trying to create any controversy here........
But, your macro images, including these really underscore why the use of a ZD lens is just the far better way to go. The ZD 50mm macro is an awesome lens.
The level of detail and resolution on the green fly is as good as anything I've ever seen..

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Hi Northern Greg: your macros are always outstanding.

(How do you get so close without the insects flying away?? Do you hypnotize them or something?? )
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Greg, I like the fly to, but the stamen of those flowers is very unique & interesting, even if you think it is poorly composed.

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I have to agree with Zig about the quality of the 50mm macro. It's stunning, even with all the added glass. However, there is the cost. One of the appeals of legacy glass is that it's relatively cheap.

I love the green fly.

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Hi Greg,

I know that there is a growing interest on this forum about using legacy lenses
in macro photography. And, I have to admit, some of the results are good. I'm not trying to create any controversy here........
But, your macro images, including these really underscore why the use of a ZD lens is just the far better way to go. The ZD 50mm macro is an awesome lens.
The level of detail and resolution on the green fly is as good as anything I've ever seen..

Zig
All I can say is if the 50 f2 died, I'd have a replacement on order the same day.
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Hi Northern Greg: your macros are always outstanding.

(How do you get so close without the insects flying away?? Do you hypnotize them or something?? )
When it come to flies, they seem to be attracted to me like flies to ......, HEY, just what are you trying to say here????

Seriously, no quick movements, especially sideways. Some will sit and some will fly.
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.....yep, the fly is really detailed and fun to look at.
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These show why people who like to do macro work opt to buy a lens like this. They are on another level compared to adapting non-macro lenses with extension tubes.The detail on such tiny creatures is amazing. The 50mm f2 looks to be worth every penny of what it costs.
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