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Old Jan 1, 2011, 3:23 PM   #1
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....today I put a battery into the E-3 and latched on the 40-150 f.3.5-4.5 lens; made a couple photos to get 2011 started. It is cold out today and I will watch the TCU - Rose Bowl football game so these did not take much in the way of time or effort.

I wanted to use the old 40-150 which is actually brand new, it has been bagged for 5 years, on the E-3 it is a pretty nice combination.

Only the holly here has been cropped, Autumn is two shots. All shot RAW and converted with Bibble Pro v5.1.1 --- E-3 w/Oly 40-150 f/3.5-4.5 and Promaster 5750DX flash.

I now have officially begun the new year & hoping to be much more active with the cameras this year than last.
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Hi Bob,

Thanks for posting images using the 40-150mm (v1.0) lens. I have to
remember to use that lens as I bought a used one and it's been sitting on the shelf, in my closet for the last year.

Your images of Autumn are a good example of the detail and resolution one can get with this lens. i love 'em.
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Excellent shots; I've always been a fan of the kit lens. To me, no other system offers as good quality of the basic lens as the Oly E-systems.

By the way, isn't that the cat that you walk on a leash?
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Zig, do give it a try, I believe the 'original' 40-150 is the better of that lens range and it matches up physical size very nicely, it handles well.

Steven, I like using the old basic outfits occasionally.... For our vacation last July I left the E-3 on the shelf in favor of the E-300, 14-54 & 70-300; was a good feeling set. I like my original 14-45 and use it too.

Yes, Autumn did walk with me during her first fall & winter but then her coat began maturing to be quite dense and very long hair, she just could not tolerate the exercise/heat the next spring and we put the leash away..... She has been happy ever since, but for a while we had good walks and Autumn gained a reputation amongst the Jack Russell's of the neighborhood for standing her space.

This was the Oly7070WZ video I made one day, I wonder how an E-PL1 would have done, I'm thinking not any better or as well. http://tinyurl.com/267cgpb
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Nice cat Bob, & good shots to. I agree with you about the 40-150, it is probably my most used Olympus lens, it is one of my favorites for "moderate light" event & portrait photography. I do not know how to explain it but portraits shot at any focal length with this lens at f/4.5 just have a "certain look" to them that I like, the 50-200mm just doesn't have the same results with portraits IMHO. I have often debated buying several used ones, because they are no longer made but haven't got around to it yet, maybe this year before they get scarce.
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You'd almost think it was warm here looking at those! What a complex coloration your kitty has. makes for a lot to look at, and the eyes are beautiful.
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[QUOTE=Greg Chappell;..........and the eyes are beautiful.[/QUOTE]

Thanks Greg, we fell in love with the 'facial' expression of Autumn when she first came galloping to us one day as a kitten, breaking away from the litter of feral siblings homed under shrubbery across the street, and still today 2 1/2 years later she melts our hearts with her pouty staring.
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