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Old Nov 2, 2011, 6:05 PM   #1
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Default Having fun w/E-P2 + 12-60mmSWD lens

My all time favorite lens is the Olympus 12-60mm SWD lens. Whatever happens with Olympus, I'll never sell this lens. It is just too good part with.
Although, a little on the large size for the E-P2, it none the less, takes great photos. Here's one I took tonight with an FL36 flash mounted in lieu of the EFV.

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Old Nov 2, 2011, 7:25 PM   #2
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Soft hackle wet fly? How did you get it to balance on the stone. Nice shot.
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Soft hackle wet fly? How did you get it to balance on the stone. Nice shot.
Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to look and comment.

The fly is a variation of the classic pheasant tail nymph. I tie it on a Tiemco 200R extra long terrestrial hook for presentation purposes.
Normally I would use a standard shank nymph hook.

As for the balancing act, super glue is a wonderful thing.

I find that photographing streamer and dry flies with soft hackle to be particularly challenging for an average lens. An extremely sharp lens is required
if you expect to be able to see the feather detail and barbules.
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And close focusing. The 12-60 is about as close to a macro zoom as it gets, and it shows in this image.
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Although, a little on the large size for the E-P2, it none the less, takes great photos.
I sometimes find a larger lens is a bit steadier than some of the lightweight micro lenses.

It is a great shot, love the lighting. At some point, will need to ask you about flashes with the pens
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There is actually a fly that looks like that?
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Another great shot Zig. The fly really stands out against the black background.
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