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Old May 27, 2012, 7:26 PM   #1
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Default E-PL1 and FT 70-300 at the Garden Centre

My wife Dragged to a Garden Center this afternoon
From the E-PL1 with the FT 70-300 lens
I was surprised how well it turned out with the equipment I was using

Thanks for looking
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Old May 27, 2012, 9:22 PM   #2
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The one advantage of the four-thirds 70-300 over the Micro 75-300 is the close focus distance. It can really get in close on its' own. Beautiful colors.
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Old May 27, 2012, 10:17 PM   #3
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.....what Greg said! The lens just works, close focus distance, sharp, lightweight.

Sometimes it will be contrary in focusing, mine was today (shutdown the P3 and restarted) but overall a really good performing lens that produces great results.

Proof positive,,,,,,, your images shown above.
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Great photos, great lens.
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Thank you Greg, Bob and James

this is good news for me.
So I really do not have to buy a Macro lens.
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The 70-300 & EX-25 is a really nice MACRO setup, another I like is the 40-150 + EX-25.
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very nice - can't wait to try it myself - I am assuming you had the MF/AF switch to MF?
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The 70-300 & EX-25 is a really nice MACRO setup, another I like is the 40-150 + EX-25.
Hey Thanks Bob
I will have to check into 1 and give it a try. They are selling for $150.00 Locally

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I am assuming you had the MF/AF switch to MF?
No, they were all in AF. I know with MF you can get a little closer with the 70-300
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Fred, I was using a borrowed EX-25 and fell in love with it, especially on the 70-300; manual zoom to 'close' focus and finish AF as usual. For me I used 'M' mode with shutter speed set to 1/1000 or greater which settled the 70-300 to what I could handle handheld. Pretty much the same settings/usage for the FT 40-150.

Here is a link to my 'mini-BLOOM' gallery with most all the files done with the EX-25 and 70-300 or 40-150 ==> http://tinyurl.com/7zuj8nd

Here are a couple images done with the 70-300 combination:

E-P3 1/2500 f/9 ISO 1600 .. bloom of the herb Rosemary, approx 3/8 inch length


E-P3 1/1000 f/5.2 ISO 250 .. tiny bloom less than 1/2 inch diameter


............a couple from the FT 40-150 with the EX-25

E-P3 1/1000 f/5.6 ISO 500 .. ordinary daffodil


E-P3 1/1000 f5.2 ISO 250 .. that tiny bloom again
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Fred: Nice shots; excellent compositions, focus, color and contrast.

Bob: Those are also excellent shots of such small subjects. Well done.
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