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Old Sep 6, 2010, 7:25 PM   #1
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Default E-PL1 and 70-300 Closeups at Botanical Gardens

OK....enough about videos/movies and back to something I know something about.

These were captured with the E-PL1 and 70-300 DSLR Zuiko with the MMF-2 adaptor at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. No EX25 needed since the 70-300 can focus so close on its' own, and the new Micro 75-300 is supposed to be able to AF even closer....Hmmmm.... All shot at f8 using Aperture Priority..











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Old Sep 6, 2010, 9:12 PM   #2
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Beautiful shots! How slow does this lens autofocus on the EPL1?

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It focuses very well. For normal, static-type shooting it is plenty fast. I have settled on it as my tele zoom for the E-PL1 over the 40-150 f4-5.6 DSLR lens I have also tried. Optically, the 70-300 is just the better lens.
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You've certainly got some impressive results with it. I especially like that top image.
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A different type closeup, before making it over to the rose garden for the above closeups, I was in the Japanese Garden and ran across this guy fishing. The light was a little low so I only was able to get the shutter speed up to 1/200 second zoomed to 300mm at ISO 1000 and he was fishing so there's a little movement in his neck area, but the eyes and most of the beak is sufficiently sharp enough to be worth keeping, especially since I don't normally shoot these type subjects..

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Great series, Greg.
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Old Sep 7, 2010, 9:23 PM   #7
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Greg, that Great Blue is outstanding.
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Old Sep 8, 2010, 3:22 AM   #8
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Greg, I know you're not into video, but you might be amazed by this macro video done by an EPL1 with a Zuiko 35mm macro lens:

http://vimeo.com/14449445
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I recent tried a long zoom with a macro conversion lens. It worked pretty well with the panny 45-200 with a canon 500D close up lens. Very close to 1:1. I am really interested in see what that close up lens will do on a 300mm lens with the 2x crop. That are great shots, how close where you?
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A little further back on that first image, but from #2 it was less than three feet. The 70-300 will focus very close on its' own.
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