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Old May 15, 2012, 4:44 PM   #1
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Default Flowers using E-P2+35mm macro(ft)

A few images of some flowers currently blooming in my front yard.

All taken with the E-P2 using a four thirds 35mm macro:





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Old May 15, 2012, 8:15 PM   #2
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Wow Zig! Great azalea shots!!! Color, focus, composition all spot on.
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Hi Steven,

Thanks. Forgot how much fun shooting with a 35mm macro lens can be.

Played around with an Azalea bloom inside this evening as it started raining.
Indoor lighting, while better controlled just isn't the same.

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Gorgeous blooms Zig! That 35 macro is a honey.
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Oh my! Zig.......I may should get a 35, but my files would likely look the same as now, unlike what I see here.

Of course it could be the camera, lens, light, subject opportunity, what's for lunch and a couple beers, BUT I DOUBT IT. Your photographic talent & experience always shows in your results and I appreciate that, hey.... I now shoot mostly manual exposure so I am coming around, but slowly. I am liking my overall results more and I think manual exp is partly the reason.

We need to see you more often Zig, thanks for stopping by with the beautiful and inspiring images.
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Great shots Zig and this made my day considering I have the 35mm macro coming sometime this week although my photographic skills aren't nearly as good as yours. At least I know the lens is capable of great shots.
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Great shots, Zig. The 35mm is a nice macro lens, very sharp and light weight. The only thing I disliked about it was the fact that to get 1:1 magnification the lens has to be right on top of the object and consequently blocking the light. The DoF becomes so shallow that unless you shoot with a small aperture, only a tiny portion of the object will be on focus.

James, which adapter did you get? The Viltrox? I'm curious as to how fast you'll find AF to be with this lens.
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Thanks Greg, Bob, and James,

One thing I noticed is that the photos look a bit over sharpened to my eyes. This is interesting as they don't look nearly as sharpened on my IMac. I know both you, Bob and you, Greg use Smugmug to post. Does Smugmug do any sharpening of any sort after your files are downloaded???

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They don't appear over sharpened to me, just beautiful detail.
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Great shots, Zig. The 35mm is a nice macro lens, very sharp and light weight. The only thing I disliked about it was the fact that to get 1:1 magnification the lens has to be right on top of the object and consequently blocking the light. The DoF becomes so shallow that unless you shoot with a small aperture, only a tiny portion of the object will be on focus.

James, which adapter did you get? The Viltrox? I'm curious as to how fast you'll find AF to be with this lens.
Thanks,
And yes, at times it is a little bit of a balancing act to get the depth of field I'm looking for while maintaining a low ISO setting + stepping down to say F8 or greater.

All in all, it is still a fine lens when you consider price to performance. And, it doesn't look out of balance when used on a MicroFT body.

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