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Old Dec 25, 2013, 9:19 PM   #1
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The E-M1 and 12-40mm f2.8, from Kramer's favorite spot in the house. Manual exposure set to properly expose the background and I let the FL600R flash fill in the inside part of the image. On review, I should have set to the flash to FP mode and opened the aperture to f2.8 to blur the background a little bit, which f5.6 at 40mm did not do at all..



Switching to the Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 and zooming in further (93mm) while in the same spot where I captured the first image definitely separates the subject from the background better..



A picture of someone having a portrait captured, with the 12-40mm..


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Old Dec 26, 2013, 7:11 AM   #2
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Love the outdoor lights shot Greg.
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what a well behaved subject to sit and wait while you took your photos, especially with a flash, my animals run as soon as the flash goes off...
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We have three miniature schnauzers and my wife keeps asking me to take a picture of all three sitting together. She should have been a comedian.
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Beautiful images Greg. Great gear + great photog + understanding ACR = Great images.
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Beautiful images Greg. Great gear + great photog + understanding ACR = Great images.
I have to agree with Alan. Well done. I really like all three shots.
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Greg- do you use UV or some kind of filter to protect your glass? I bought some but find myself taking them off. Especially shooting around artificial light sources at night.
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There was a time I used to buy B+W multi-coated UV filters for my lenses but I stopped a few years ago and today depend on just the hood for protection while shooting. The hood for the 75mm f1.8 came with an Olympus pinch cap for ease of mounting and removal of the cap with the deep hood mounted in shooting position and I like the way the cap for the 12-40 has the center pinch tabs, but the tabs do not extend to the periphery of the cap so you have to use the inner tabs to mount and remove it.

The 12-40 hood stays mounted for shooting whether I have it out shooting or in the Think Tank Streetwalker 10 bag for storage, pointing down to protect the front element. I often do not even have the camera in the bag with the lens cap on so I can just pull it out of the bag and start shooting at once.

There is one specific time I would have a filter on-hand JUST in case, and that would be if/when I go back to the Caribbean, like St. Thomas USVI. On a boat with the possibility of salt spray, I would definitely use a protective filter.

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The photograph with the 35-100 is spectacularly sharp.
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....I've seen this 'act' in the past and always enjoy it, as always nice work here.

I hope your trip went well.
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