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Old May 11, 2011, 4:53 PM   #1
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Default EPL-1 with 12-60mm SWD lens

I've been getting a bit tired of the weather lately. So, decided to take a few shots using the EPL-1 and the 12-60mm SWD lens with a Lumix adapter:

Here are a few:
And yes, I'm thinking about fishing





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Old May 11, 2011, 7:12 PM   #2
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Wow, very nice!
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....very nice Zig, can tell you're getting anxious. The 12-60 seems a good fit with the E-PL1.
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Amazingly beautiful pictures!
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Thank you all for the comments.

Bob,

The 12-60mm SWD, while an overly large lens to be putting on the EPL-1, never the less, feels quite comfortable to me with my large hands. The results are generally (to me) so good that I find myself smiling a lot when I view the results on the IMac. The 12-60mm focal range pretty much handles all my general photography range or until I want to shoot some birds. Then, the 50-200mm + E30 take over.

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The 12-60 is an excellent lens for focusing so close and capturing the intricate detail of those lures. Works really well on the E-PL1 too. The mechanically-geared manual focus ring really comes into it's own used on a Pen with the high resolution eyelevel VF-2 finder. The distance you have to move the ring to go from infinity to just 3 feet is so small that images pop into and out of focus very fast using manual focus. Those first and third images at the closer distance are really sharp and detailed.

the 12-60 and 70-300 4/3rd's lenses is a great two lens setup to use with the E-PL1+VF2 for the typical static subject matter these cameras are best at capturing.

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Really good Zig. I didn't realize that the 12-60 would focus that close. Impressive.
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Really good Zig. I didn't realize that the 12-60 would focus that close. Impressive.
Hi Steven,

Actually, the 12-60mm SWD is avery unique lens in that, it will focus through the entire focal range at a distance of 25cm. In fact, that's one of the things you have to concern yourself when using a flash. You can get so close, the flash doesn't properly light the subject as the lens or hood gets in the way.

It is a cracker of a lens.
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Interesting, I don't know I can use it as close as 25cm .... more tries to do
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