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Old Sep 11, 2010, 4:20 PM   #1
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Default Today's E-PL1 and 70-300 closeups

We had a nice, overcast morning today, so before settling down for football this afternoon for the next 12 hours or so, I went looking for something to shoot.

These were all captured RAW using the DSLR 70-300 f4-5.6 Zuiko at close to the closest focus distance the lens can do on its' own and processed in Adobe Camera RAW/Photoshop CS5.













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Old Sep 11, 2010, 7:10 PM   #2
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Excellent as usual Greg. Don't see you posting much on the Oly 4/3 forum. Do you still use your E series cameras?
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Oh yes, I do. It has been a little while since I've taken one out. Just been playing with this E-PL1, but you can bet when it makes sense, the DSLR will be used and I will be posting over there again. I've been to my last baseball game for the year and horse racing season is done until next year, but hockey is about to start and I'll be at the stadium with my E30 amd 50-200 SWD and any portrait work I am asked to do you can bet will be shot with my DSLR outfit.
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Here is another from today. However this was taken with an Oly 40-150mm lens

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this is a nice set great.

I really love how you composed and the exposure on #2 and #3, those are really fantastic and belong on a postcard, etc. couple of the best flower shots i have seen in a bit.
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Here is another from today. However this was taken with an Oly 40-150mm lens

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that really looks sharp Sarah. ton of feather detail
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Old Sep 11, 2010, 9:16 PM   #7
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Thanks, Dustin-

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Hi, Sarah. Very nice!

I love the 40-150 f4-5.6 as a perfect-size lens to use on the E-PL1, but mine has an obvious decentering issue that rears its' ugly head from around 135 or 140mm to 150mm. From 40-130mm or so it's sharp as a lens can be, but in those upper focal lengths there's obvious blurring on the right-hand side of the image when the camera is pointed vertically and on the bottom of the frame when the camera is oriented in landscape. It's frustrated me to the point I'm not going to use it anymore.

Fortunately, the 70-300 is not a bad lens to use with the E-PL1, I have a good copy of that lens and it really, really focuses close on its' own. I have no doubt when the micro version of the 40-150 hits the stores the temptation is going to be very hard to avoid. For that matter, so will the 75-300 micro lens, which looks from the specs to focus even closer than this 4/3rd's version.

The 40-150 f4-5.6 DSLR lens is so inexpensive it's almost a temptation to just buy one new from B&H and, if it's no better in terms of image quality across the range, send it back. From 40-130mm or so, I couldn't ask for a better lens..





E-PL1, 40-150 f4-5.6 and FL50R flash..



Flowers left by someone near the John F. Kennedy Memorial in downtown Dallas. This was shot at 150mm and looks good.



Gargoyle on top of old courthouse in downtown Dallas..



Clock and bell tower atop the old courthouse in downtown Dallas..


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Hi Sarah: really like the gull shot. You should post more often.

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Nice images out of the 40-150mm, Greg. May I suggest you reduce the size of the images you post a little bit? Having to scroll left/right too see the entire image reduces the impact of the image as we can't see it as a whole. As I said, this is just a suggestion!
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