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Old Jul 31, 2010, 7:48 PM   #1
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Default Shooting closeups in the most masochistic manner....

Frustrating....worse than real work...that's what the combination of the E620 and 40-150 f4-5.6+EX25 is. The dang lens just swings through the focus range, back & forth, over and over and over again....

Every once & a while though, you happen to hit on enough contrast and it works very well. I'll have to take this little lens out one day with the E30. I have a feeling the weak link is the E620's AF system.











This last image was just the E620 and lens, no EX25..


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Old Jul 31, 2010, 8:11 PM   #2
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And here's me thinking you only did it for the art and the pain. I can't be good if it's too easy...
Funny looking at the photos I can see the struggle.

Got a couple of really nice ones there.
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Nice captures, Greg. I really like the water Lilly. Did you change the white balance for any of the shots?
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I did change the WB in-camera to shade with the second picture because the image on the cameras' LCD when shot using auto WB was blue, which I have seen a lot with the E620 and certain purple shades of flowers. I knew I could just fix it in ACR but I wanted a starting point as close as possible to the right shade of purple.
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Greg, I know what you mean with that lens even in manual focus it jumps back & forth past the right focus. the original 40-150mm to me is superior in every way except size.
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the composition of the third pic is spot on, great pics!
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I did change the WB in-camera to shade with the second picture because the image on the cameras' LCD when shot using auto WB was blue, which I have seen a lot with the E620 and certain purple shades of flowers. I knew I could just fix it in ACR but I wanted a starting point as close as possible to the right shade of purple.
That is my experience also. There are certain purple flowers that I now automatically change the white balance to shade so the blossoms come out the right purple instead of being too blue.
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