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Old Jun 18, 2012, 7:56 AM   #1
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Default FT 35mm Macro Visits Small Airport Gathering

Took a short drive to a local municipal airport for a fly in last Sunday. Thought I'd finally give the new FT 35mm macro a little work. I'm quite pleased with the lens, especially for what it cost.


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Old Jun 18, 2012, 8:16 AM   #2
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.....excellent James, shoot! shoot! shoot! with the 35mm, you will learn to 'love' it, a very forgiving lens, the more you use it the better the results get.
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I've been wanting to get a morning fitted in to visit our airport, it has been a couple years now since I've been there and a lot of changes have taken place, more business jets in and out now..... I like those with the E-3 50-200 or 70-300, but the 35mm and 9-18 on the E-P3 will be fun too.

Thanks for posting some images, I would like seeing more from you.
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Thanks Bob, more photos will be trickling in.
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The 35 macro is petty much the best bargin going in the four-thirds system. It's such a good deal on a cost vs. performance basis it almost seems out of place in the system, and you and Bob are getting some really nice results with it.
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Thanks Greg. Yes, this has to be the best lens available on a cost/performance ratio. The Canon 50mm f1.8 for just a little over a 100 bucks is another good performer but it has no macro capabilities and isn't built as well as the Oly 35mm.
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nice shots the details are very sharp on all the shots. I like the Messerschmitt wing the best.
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Thanks Ramcewan, yes it's a great lens. Comparing to the FT Canon 60mm macro I had for my Canon 40D I don't see much difference except the Canon lens was about 300 bucks more.
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Sorry for not noticing sooner, James
These images are very, very well done. Great depth of field, sharp, well exposed.



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Thanks Zig. These were all taken at fstops f/6 or higher. For a while I was beginning to think I was chopped liver.
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