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Old Dec 10, 2010, 4:32 PM   #1
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Default The 14-54mm has arrived!

It's going to take a little getting-used-to but it should work out GREAT for the upcoming wedding shoot.

Just playing with it a little, tells me this lens will be outstanding for my rose/flower images. It seems it doesn't seem to play well with black velvet, though. I'll need some practice with that aspect of it.
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It's going to take a little getting-used-to but it should work out GREAT for the upcoming wedding shoot.

Just playing with it a little, tells me this lens will be outstanding for my rose/flower images. It seems it doesn't seem to play well with black velvet, though. I'll need some practice with that aspect of it.
Gary,

I have no doubts that you'll figure a way of overcoming any initial difficulties using black velvet as a backdrop.

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I have no doubts that you'll figure a way of overcoming any initial difficulties using black velvet as a backdrop.

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Thanks for the vote of confidence, Zig. I'm sure I'll enjoy this lens every bit as much as I enjoy the other two Zuikos I have. I managed to figure those out.
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....I know you will like the lens, as for black velvet, it can be done



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It's going to take a little getting-used-to but it should work out GREAT for the upcoming wedding shoot.

Just playing with it a little, tells me this lens will be outstanding for my rose/flower images. It seems it doesn't seem to play well with black velvet, though. I'll need some practice with that aspect of it.
Congrats, mate.

What is amazing about this lens (I have the MkII) is that it will focus right up to an inch or so in front of the front element!

Mine practically lives on my E-30. I fell for the lens when a friend lent me his E-1 + 14~54 MkI nearly 2 years ago. Got mine with my E-30 in October last year.
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Congrats, mate.

What is amazing about this lens (I have the MkII) is that it will focus right up to an inch or so in front of the front element!

Mine practically lives on my E-30. I fell for the lens when a friend lent me his E-1 + 14~54 MkI nearly 2 years ago. Got mine with my E-30 in October last year.
I noticed that today just playing with it. Too bad my Raynox DCR-250 won't fit on it.
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I'm SURE I will, Bob. Just going to take a little adjusting time.
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I noticed that today just playing with it. Too bad my Raynox DCR-250 won't fit on it.
I thought it would. I think Luis Florit over at that other place used it on his 50~200 IIRC, which takes the same filter size (67mm) ... .

Maybe you need a step-up/step-down ring to adapt it??
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I thought it would. I think Luis Florit over at that other place used it on his 50~200 IIRC, which takes the same filter size (67mm) ... .

Maybe you need a step-up/step-down ring to adapt it??
DOH! You are correct. I just tried it and it fit. Anything larger than 67mm it *surely* won't, though. There is a HUGE amount of vignetting, however.
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DOH! You are correct. I just tried it and it fit. Anything larger than 67mm it *surely* won't, though. There is a HUGE amount of vignetting, however.
Glad to hear it. I don't have the Raynox myself.

You might find the vignetting goes away at the long end ...
Nothing will stop it at the short end. Like my 7~14 - I have to watch out not to get my toes in the piccies, just about. With the 8mm FE, the latter is almost a certainty .
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