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Old May 25, 2012, 2:55 PM   #1
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Default ....so I bought a refurb Oly 35mm MACRO

from Cameta this week $160 net, a factory demo. The lens looks new, the mounting ring shows it has been camera mounted but not very many times. Anywy it is going to be a fun lens for this summer's small critter outings.
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Now to learn about using it; I may just latch it onto my E-300 and make that my GRAB-MACRO machine, dunno yet.

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E-P3, 35mm .. these are the first time I've mounted the 35mm to the E-P3. The hardware balance is near perfect at eye level with the VF-2.




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Old May 25, 2012, 3:05 PM   #2
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Wow Bob, not only a good deal, but obviously a lens that will serve you well. Excellent detail, contrast, focus, and color in all those shots!
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Congrats, Bob.

I've long held the belief that the Oly 35mm macro is one of the most underrated lenses that Olympus makes. Price vs performance is just amazing.
And, it is not out of balance on the Pen bodies.

At the price you paid Cameta, it's a steal.

Good for you.

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P.S. while the image quality is great when handholding the camera/35mm macro. The addition of a tripod brings it to a whole other level.
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Old May 25, 2012, 3:44 PM   #4
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Thanks Steven, it will be a fun lens for sure.

Zig, you are absolutely correct. I do need to get a tripod, it is becoming a need for me... I can tell as I now find myself quite often using various supports such as trees, park benches, etc.

It seems most of my 'balance' issues stem from my hearing difficulties. While the hearing aids allow me to hear, my 'tip over' balance doesn't benefit so much which causes me to wiggle a bit when I'm in a hold situation.
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Bob, those are great shots, I think you found a winner. Expect many close up shots in the near future.
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nice sharp macros - I may have to add this to my wish list when I get my FT -> MFT adapter situation sorted out. How does this lens do in non-macro for landscape/general shooting?

- the 35mm FL and all is a spot not otherwise covered in the MFT lenses.
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Great lens - have fun with it....it is also a very good portrait lens and walk around lens....

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thanks Eric..........

Jim.... it is a nice lens, I am quite pleased and do wish I had gotten it sooner. It likely won't replace the 14-54 as my favorite general usage.

RA.... the lens does well for non-MACRO


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Hey Bob !

Great price on the 35mm.. and the butterfuly shots look just great. I've been thinking of picking one up myself, just havent got around to it but hopefully will do soon.

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