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Old Apr 9, 2011, 8:23 PM   #1
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At the Heard Nature Center today I took a walk through the wetlands area after meeting with the photography club and watching a slide show if everyone's 5 favorite shots from the White Sands trip.

E5 and the 8mm FE at the wide end, a meeting at the top of the treeline (this is one sharp lens)...



Then, using the 50-200 and EC20, zoomed to the maximum tele setting and wide open at f7.1. I used the focus adjustment option on the E5 for this combination a couple of days ago and it now looks very sharp wide open at f7.1.



A closeup using the 50-200 and EC20 at the maximum 801mm effective focal length and a wide open f7.1. It's very obvious where the focus was in looking at this image. I'm glad I took a look at the focus adjustment with this lens set. Wide open is now perfectly useable where before it was a little soft....enough so that I preferred just shooting it stopped down to f8. No longer the case. The EC20 is one good teleconverter.


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Old Apr 9, 2011, 10:40 PM   #2
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Nice pictures Greg, the first one is my favorite.

Thank you for posting.

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The E-5 really brings out the delicate details of the petals in the last image.
My favorite.

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.....very nice, the focus adjustment feature gets little mention here but from this I would suspect it might should be more often used.

Can more than one adjustment setting be stored in the camera?
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 8:43 AM   #5
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All very good Greg, my assessment of that first picture is wow as far as sharp and detail. All those little leaves and no blurring together. I find shots like that I take tend to mesh together at the far end. Good stuff.
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.....very nice, the focus adjustment feature gets little mention here but from this I would suspect it might should be more often used.

Can more than one adjustment setting be stored in the camera?
As far as I can tell, just one for any one lens/body combination. You can save one for the 50-200, one for the 50-200+EC20, etc, etc. The camera notes the serial number if the lens, so if you had multiple samples of the same lens you could save them separately.
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Caption for no 2:

Bud - Wise - Er

Lol

Excellent pictures!
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Indeed!
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Excellent series Greg. But why only 3 turtles on a log? I thought Texans were always bragging about bigger and better?

Down here in Florida, it's hardly worth messing with until you can get about 10 in a row. LOL.

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Excellent, You guys rock.
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