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Old Apr 27, 2014, 4:08 PM   #1
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I got the E-3 out again, swapped the 50 f2 for the 35 macro, kept the EC-20 and the Metz flash, set it to minimum focus (Max magnification) and went looking for subjects. All are full height square crops or full frame shots.

Guess what the subject of the pics are if you like.

First, one of my favorite macro subjects. If you know me, this might be an easy guess.








A different subject.


Another different subject


This one isn't even fair to put out as a guess, but who said I was fair!!
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Greg, Thats last pic.. ..not sure what it is but it reminds me of a bunch of spiders legs.. ???? I do like that 2nd shot... very nice.
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Really good macro shots, Greg. I would not even attempt a guess on these, even though for some reason shot #1 reminds me of a dandelion.
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Really good macro shots, Greg. I would not even attempt a guess on these, even though for some reason shot #1 reminds me of a dandelion.
Ding..Ding...Ding

The first three shots are Dandilion.
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Old Apr 29, 2014, 6:35 AM   #5
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Well, I spit out the answers.

As guessed correctly by Steve, the first three are different shots of dandilions.

The 4th is of some moss growing on a dead tree.

The 5th was some lichens that was growing on a dead branch

and the last that Harj said looked like spider legs was actually the bottom edge of an acorn cap.

For as economical as that little 35 macro is/was, it is one powerful lens when combined with the EC-20.

When I tried Macro with the D3s, it was no where near as capable as my old Oly kit, and a pain in the butt to boot. The Metz flash unit is a radio controlled unit and popping up the flash on the E-3 was all I needed to to to make it work. To my dismay, the D3s wasn't made with a flash controller, so I had to mount my sb900 flash unit (Big) to trigger it. The Nikon setup seemed to weigh 20 lbs, was clumbsy, and I couldnt come close to what I could so with the Oly kit. I bought back a EC-20 and I was back in the game again!

Thanks for looking!
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Hi Greg,
I don't visit Steve's all that much anymore and was pleasantly surprised to see your name this morning.

Funny, that you would post shots taken with the 35mm macro Oly lens.
As much as I like my Nikon D600, I continue to use the 35mm macro lens
whenever I'm in the mood to photograph flowers- only this time It's mounted on an Oly EP-2.

The EP-2's auto focus is painfully slow, when compared to almost any of the newer Olympus cameras, but the size advantage is hard to overlook.
Coupled with the 35mm macro + the camera's jpeg output, the combination is a very compelling option for those who want to go lite.

Hope you keep posting
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Hey Zig and Greg: It's always good to see you guys posting again. You should consider yourselves "Olympus Emeritus" and know that you are always welcome on the Oly forum.
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Hey Zig and Greg: It's always good to see you guys posting again. You should consider yourselves "Olympus Emeritus" and know that you are always welcome on the Oly forum.
Thanks, Steve.
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Really good, Greg. I have to say that my first guess for #1 was that it's the wall street bankers coming to take even more away from the rest of us.

Betcha didn't think of that, didja.
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