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Old Aug 28, 2010, 7:50 PM   #1
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Default Some closeups with the E-PL1 and 70-300

These were shot with just the lens....no EX25 tube. The 70-300 can get very close all on its' own and the VF2 finder is wonderful to use when shooting these. You almost think you're looking through an optical finder when using it in daylight.









Hiding among the leaves..



The electronic finder makes metering a backlit branch like this extremely easy..



Not a closeup, but one of my favorites of the day..

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Old Aug 28, 2010, 8:30 PM   #2
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Really like the water lily. All are good shots.

Hey Greg: refresh my memory. When the Pen first came out, didn't you use to recite reasons on the 4/3 forum why DSLR users wouldn't buy one?? Now you seem to use it more than your other cameras. Or I am thinking of someone else. LOL.
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I'm definitely hooked on the small size and image quality. After trying it this past week at the ballgame I am cured of any thinking it might work doing that type shooting, so there's no worries about wondering when the E30 will get used next with baseball season still going on and hockey just around the corner, and I'm not sure I would be using the E-PL1 if someone wanted me doing any senior pictures since it really doesn't work that well operationally or size-wise with the 50-200 SWD, but there's a whole lot of other stuff where the size advantage and image quality makes it hard to pass on.

You are right, and I was not....
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Old Aug 29, 2010, 11:22 AM   #4
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Those are great shots.

My question is, since the 70-300mm requires an adapter on the EPL1, it places the lens slightly further from the sensor compared to a 4/3 mount. Do you know how much more magnification (if measurable at all) you get by the adapter addition?
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I have always figured the adaptor re-creates the same distance from lens flange to sensor you have with the DSLR due to the mirror box. Otherwise, the lens would not focus correctly.
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Humm...I don't know about that, Greg. If you search eBay for m4/3 adapters, you'll find some that say "extra slim" or "ultra slim". If your theory is correct, then these adapters should not work because they would place the lens closer to the sensor than the other regular size adapters (and I'm talking the same exact mount).
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You would think, especially if we're just talking adaptors for Digital Zuiko lenses designed for the DSLR lines. Extension tubes alter the distance and you can still use the lens, but you lose infinity focus.

I can understand different lengths of adapters for different lines of lenses because Leica M lenses use a different register from their screw mount lenses or R series lenses and ditto for any other brand so it does not suprise me there are all sorts and sizes of adapters out there. I also would not doubt some are anywhere from a little worse to much worse than others.

Does anyone else make an adapter that allows one to use an Olympus Digital Zuiko from the DSLR system with a micro four-thirds body that retains all functions/communication? The only two I know of are the ones from Olympus and Panasonic.
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Greg, these look really great.
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Does anyone else make an adapter that allows one to use an Olympus Digital Zuiko from the DSLR system with a micro four-thirds body that retains all functions/communication? The only two I know of are the ones from Olympus and Panasonic.
Those are the only two I know of as well. there's got to be some proprietary issues with the electronic adapters or someone in China would have made a version of it already. The demand exists for sure.
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Greg,
As always, these images are just beautiful. I especially like the pond lily.
Even without the dragonfly, it would be a superlative shot.


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