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Old Sep 17, 2013, 7:04 PM   #1
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Default .....a cicada and the ZD 35mm

Well after seeing the E-P5/60mm dragonfly I hesitate to post this but it is the best I could do with the E-P3/FT 35mm MACRO.







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Old Sep 17, 2013, 7:24 PM   #2
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Bob these are great, wished I could capture a Cicada this well, details and colors are beautiful, one of the best I have seen...
I wouldn't normally try and get the details so close on a Dragon's eye, but there was some FF guys, talking about how the D800 was the Macro resolving king, they have gone back to their forum now...the Focus Peaking and Spot AF on the Oly's is going to put out some photos that we will be astonish to behold...
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 8:07 PM   #3
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Thanks... I saw this cicada on my way out to the mailbox, coming back I noticed it had moved so I picked it up and sure enough it moved albeit very slow.

I put it on the rock wall got the camera/lens and made the photos having posed it for all the shots I made.

When I finished I put it on a branch of the oak tree out front...... I won't live long but being live all color and pieces of it made for some very nice images. This is the first time ever I've seen all 5 eyes of the cicada.

Your dragon is just fantastic, so good I would expect any MACRO shooter (any brand name) will wish for the same.

I've pretty much decided on an M1, mostly because I do use my FT lenses and too for the 'most current' of Olympus' technology.

I 'expect' my photos to become better because of it...........yours shows that maybe could happen. I ain't changin but the cameras surely are.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 10:25 PM   #4
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Excellent shots Bob!
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Those are neat Bob. Having played with Zig's 35 it is quite nice, light and small. Sounds like the E-M1 will treat it right AF-wise too.
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Fantastic macro shots Bob, the sharpness is great, did you use AF or manual with the E-P3?
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I'm torn - love the photos, hate the subjects (ok hate the noise they produce when trying to sleep ).
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Greg .... the 35 is a lot of fun to use & fits the P3 so well it will really be a good tool on an M1. BTW, these shots were done with 'digi-tele' turned on. I had tried the setting with the 70-300 on the tripod then forgot to turn it off. I saw the box on the image viewer, the darn setting works pretty well and I may use it again.

Marcelo, I used manual exposure mode with AF.

John, ....me TOO! However I am quite deaf and without my hearing aids at sleep time I am not bothered by noises. I do hear the cicadas in the early evenings though, so I know the noise they make.
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Very sharp Bob, almost looks like a drawing with fine lines.
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no need to hesitate to post, these are great shots, a little scary but cool. and to think some people eat them!
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