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Old Jun 4, 2012, 10:15 AM   #11
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James, I think you did well the first usage. Please keep shooting and sharing.
Thank you Bob, means quite a bit coming from you. I did find that the 35mm macro does focus hunt when shooting at close distances but the focusing accuracy is pretty good. I also find the 35mm macro to be a very good lens for the money. The photo below was taken with a Canon FT DSLR with an expensive Canon lens. I find that the few macro photos I've taken with the E-PL2 and the 35mm macro to be noticeably better than the high end Canon photo. This also could be related to the numbskull behind the lens.


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All great shots! It would be nice if this lens was a bit faster but nonetheless, it's a good prime for the price.
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Thank you Bob, means quite a bit coming from you. I did find that the 35mm macro does focus hunt when shooting at close distances but the focusing accuracy is pretty good. I also find the 35mm macro to be a very good lens for the money. The photo below was taken with a Canon FT DSLR with an expensive Canon lens. I find that the few macro photos I've taken with the E-PL2 and the 35mm macro to be noticeably better than the high end Canon photo. This also could be related to the numbskull behind the lens.
Hi James,

There is definitely something to be said about the process that Olympus uses to control the colors in their sensors. I don't quite know how they have tweaked it, but there is a significant difference (IMHO) as to how their sensor renders colors- especially reds, purples and yellows. The more vibrant the color, the more I notice how accurately the Pen E-P2 captures the colors as opposed to my Nikon D7000. This too, may be a user error. But, I'm comfortable enough with the various settings of both cameras to say that the Oly sensor is calibrated to give a more pleasing result.

Your last image posted is a classic case in point.

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Old Jun 4, 2012, 12:13 PM   #14
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I do agree with you Zig. The colors do seem more vibrant and the E-PL2 was set to the natural mode as far as color is concerned. I'm wondering what those would have looked like if I set the camera to vibrant. Will have to check that out.
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Hi James,

There is definitely something to be said about the process that Olympus uses to control the colors in their sensors. I don't quite know how they have tweaked it, but there is a significant difference (IMHO) as to how their sensor renders colors- especially reds, purples and yellows. The more vibrant the color, the more I notice how accurately the Pen E-P2 captures the colors as opposed to my Nikon D7000. This too, may be a user error. But, I'm comfortable enough with the various settings of both cameras to say that the Oly sensor is calibrated to give a more pleasing result.

Your last image posted is a classic case in point.

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