Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Olympus Micro Four Thirds

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jun 20, 2011, 8:42 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
zig-123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Posts: 5,145
Default EPL-1 with Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro

The following is a photo taken yesterday with the Sigma 150mm F2.8 macro lens mounted onto the ELP-1 using a Lumix 43 to m43 adapter.

This Dragon Fly was perched on a piece of rope for, what must have been 20 minutes. I had a good chance to play with the settings and lens and found out that;

I got the best results using the camera set to auto mode but manual focus. The shot was taken hand held. I tried to increase depth of field, but as you can see, the edges of the wings are slightly out of focus.

Another reason to have the VF-2 EVF viewfinder.

__________________
http://scortoncreekgallery.smugmug.com/

So you want to be a better photographer? Open your eyes and take a look at what is all around you.
zig-123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jun 20, 2011, 10:08 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Dallas, Texas USA
Posts: 6,483
Default

The great working distance your Sigma gives probably helped contribute big time to this little critter staying where it was for 20 minutes. The background is beautiful and you did very well doing that hand-held.
Greg Chappell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 21, 2011, 12:09 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
shoturtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Frankfurt AM
Posts: 11,348
Default

Very nice Zig, very sharp, nice background they keeps your one on the subject, and the ropes are in enough focus to add to the dragon.
__________________
Super Frequent Flyer, no joke. Ex Patriot and loving it.
Canon Eos 60D, T1i/500D, Eos1, Eos 630, Olympus EPL-1, and a part time Pentax K-X shooter.
shoturtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 21, 2011, 4:12 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Wes James's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NE Florida
Posts: 332
Default

Another beautiful picture!
Wes James is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 21, 2011, 4:41 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
zig-123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Posts: 5,145
Default

Hi All,

I've never really tried my hand at shooting butterflies or dragonflies. Trying to get a good photo of this fellow, gives me a greater appreciation for the people who post some remarkable photographs of these critters.

As you can see, I'm off axis a bit to the left. Reason being was that each time I tried to take a shot of it with the lens perpendicular to the subject the sun's reflection on the wings obliterated the detail. The ropes actually were securing the tent we were under. If I moved to the right, my background started to include unwanted artifacts in the background.

Thank goodness the Dragonfly decided it wanted to rest for a while.

Zig

And yes, so far I think the out of focus background I'm seeing from the Sigma is pretty nice.
__________________
http://scortoncreekgallery.smugmug.com/

So you want to be a better photographer? Open your eyes and take a look at what is all around you.
zig-123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2011, 12:13 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Tullio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,370
Default

Awesome shot!
__________________

Tullio
Tullio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 27, 2011, 6:52 PM   #7
Member
 
lotust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 86
Default

that is insane!
__________________
noob with a olympus EPL-1 with panasonic lens's , 14-42mm and a 45-200mm. Teach me something please
lotust is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 7:11 AM.