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Old Feb 15, 2011, 8:52 PM   #1
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Well, I just traded my 50mm f2 macro for an EC-20. I really think I'll get more use from the EC-20 + 14-54mm that I would from the 50mm. I know I can use it with the 70-300mm in bright light but that's really not what I got it for. The 70-300mm is a light-eater on it's own. It sure doesn't need anything else to help it. I just needed something to fill the gap between 14-54mm and 70-300mm, I got an offer and.....
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Old Feb 15, 2011, 9:09 PM   #2
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Hi Gary,

As much as I liked owning the 50mm macro f2.0, I didn't feel as if I was using it enough to warrant keeping it. I sold it to fund my 50-200mm Ed lens. And, I got the EC-20. Frankly, I use the EC-20 a lot more than I ever used the 50mm macro.

Good luck with the EC-20 telecon.

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Old Feb 15, 2011, 9:13 PM   #3
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Hi Gary,

As much as I liked owning the 50mm macro f2.0, I didn't feel as if I was using it enough to warrant keeping it. I sold it to fund my 50-200mm Ed lens. And, I got the EC-20. Frankly, I use the EC-20 a lot more than I ever used the 50mm macro.

Good luck with the EC-20 telecon.

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Thanks, Zig. That's sort of the way I saw things shaping up. I like to USE my stuff. It's not "earning it's keep" sitting in the bag.
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You'll like that EC-20. You've seen the bird shots I took this past weekend with it and the 50-200 SWD. Here are a couple of images I took this evening using it....with the 50mm f2.




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Old Feb 15, 2011, 9:17 PM   #5
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Thanks, Greg. I have the Raynox DCR-150 & 250 and I feel they produce really good quality macros. I think having the EC-20 will give me a bit more versatility. AND, when I hit the lottery, I'll nail down a 50-200mm and I'll be ready for it. heheheh
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I used a Raynox 150 with a Panasonic FZ50 for a while. Definitely gets you REALLY close. The only thing I hated about it was, there was no getting any distance between you and the subject. The Raynox requires you being, literally, on top of the subject, which is probably OK with those beautiful roses you shoot since you can get that close. The EC20 is a very versatile piece of equipment, doubling magnification at the closest focus distance of whatever lens you're using
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I used a Raynox 150 with a Panasonic FZ50 for a while. Definitely gets you REALLY close. The only thing I hated about it was, there was no getting any distance between you and the subject. The Raynox requires you being, literally, on top of the subject, which is probably OK with those beautiful roses you shoot since you can get that close. The EC20 is a very versatile piece of equipment, doubling magnification at the closest focus distance of whatever lens you're using
It's not quite as bad with the HS-20 -- close, but not quite. The DCR-250 is a bear to work with but you can really pull out some spectacular macros if you're patient (one of the virtues I'm in short supply of!). I'm going to play with lens/DCR combinations when the EC-20 comes in. Should prove interesting.
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Hi Gary,

As much as I liked owning the 50mm macro f2.0, I didn't feel as if I was using it enough to warrant keeping it.
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Gary and Zig,

That makes three of us. I sold mine to help fund the 14-35 F2, which I use way more than I ever used the 50mm. I guess my style is to compose with my feet and zoom with my lens, the opposite of what prime lens users do.

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Gary and Zig,

That makes three of us. I sold mine to help fund the 14-35 F2, which I use way more than I ever used the 50mm. I guess my style is to compose with my feet and zoom with my lens, the opposite of what prime lens users do.

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heheheh Looks like I'm in good company!
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heheheh Looks like I'm in good company!
I dunno - you'd better think about what you're saying here.


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