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Old Mar 1, 2012, 12:42 AM   #1
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Default .....trying out the FT 40-150 on the E-P3

Summer temps (hi 70s - mid 80s) in February in north central Texas just isn't what we usually have but today it was that and the rest of this week is forecast the same.

So off to see what is beginning to happen in the parks I went for an hour walk with the E-P3 and took along the FT 40-150 which I've used only for one outing before today.

I was surprised at how well the lens does, the AF is nicely responsive and is quite ok for my usage. My favorite FT lens with the P3 is the 70-300 but I can find the FT 40-150 some time before the butterflies come.

The other thing I did was shoot the entire walk with shutter priority setting. Mostly I use AP but today the wind was a bit gusty at times and it was very bright so I experimented with SP for a change.
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Here's a couple samples from today that pleased me

......the Mexican Plum is now blooming





...this I don't know the name of


......Daffodils


....gotta have one of the park squirrel


......and the duck
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Love the buttery-smooth backgrounds on those first two.

The four-thirds 40-150 is a very good match, size-wise, for the Pens. The lens+adapter combination is about the same height as the micro 40-150.
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Very nice BoBB, you did good. Proving once again it is hard to beat the Oly kit lenses and their cost vs performance.
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All very nice BoBB
It will be at least another 6 weeks before I see any flowers or critterrs around here
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Very nice detail Bob. I recently bought the M.Zuiko 40-150mm but haven't tried it out yet. Now you got me wanting to put in on but no one would be interested in snow detail.
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........but no one would be interested in snow detail
I would, show us southern folks what it looks like, we did not have enough to speak of this winter.
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Bob, provide a semi and you can have all you want. I don't want it.


Unexpected snow by James Gasta, on Flickr
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