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Old May 20, 2017, 8:32 PM   #1
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I took the E-3/35 Macro/EC-20 combo and took a few weed flower pics to celebrate. Then the Lightroom got corrupted and just got the program working (slowly) so I uploaded a few.

Skills have gotten a bit rusty so I need to play more!









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I don't post often anymore either, Greg. I too need to get out more, but illness in the family has changed my priorities lately.

As for rust, I didn't see any. Nice springtime shots.
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Thanks for the comment, but you didn't see the bunch I discarded

Its a bummer when reality hits, and my thoughts are with you and your family.

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Hi Greg,
Good to seeing you post.

I never thought to add a converter to a macro lens. Your photos speak for themselves.

When I decided to convert from Olympus to the Nikon system the one lens that I kept was the 35mm macro. I just couldn't sell it as it was my favorite lens when photographing Flowers. And, now that I picked up the m43 EM-1, I am happy that I decided to keep it as it continues to be my favorite.
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Old May 22, 2017, 9:33 PM   #5
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The 35 macro is/was a steal. Great lens for the money.

It gives 1:1 macro magnification, with the EC-20 it is 2:1, and the 2x crop factor equates to an image of 4:1 in 35mm terms. That combo is no slouch. The pics above are at that level.

I sold all the SHG lenses I had, I sold the e-5, and the 11-22. I couldn't part with the 50 f2, the 35 macro, and a 50-200, along with my trusted e-3. For the most part my Oly kit is used as my primary macro go-to camera.

I have to admit one thing, nothing feels better in my hand than the e-3. I wish my Nikon gear fit as well.
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It's pretty breezy and macro's narrow depth of field sometimes make it difficult.

2:1 macro, or nearly so for the whole series.

Tiny flower, maybe a couple mm across.




Seed head from a dandelion.



Tiny bloom yet to open



Another tiny bloom.

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Greg.. totally agree with you on the E3/E5 feel in that Oly nailed the ergonomics on FT DSLRS. My Nikon D800 doesnt feel as good or as comfortable in the hand as my E3.


That tiny bloom pic is a cracker.


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