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Old Jan 22, 2014, 1:56 PM   #1
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Default ....FT 35mm MACRO lens and the E-M1

WOW! I am itching for spring to happen.

Today I checked out the FT 35mm MACRO on the E-M1 and like all the other FT lenses it performs AF in a wink of time. This lens produces excellent quality results on my E-P3 but will be even better with the super quick AF on the M1 which will get a few more quick shots of 'skittish' bugs where the P3 focused better for caterpillars, spiders and anything else that doesn't move quickly.

The test shots I did today was with my favorite indoor model (Autumn was just waking) with the camera set to P-mode..... I only wanted to see the AF speed and end-result image quality in relatively low window light. These images are uncropped. I forgot to change metering to spot but center-weight average was pretty tight at the close focus distance of about 12-inches.

The checkout was perfect, the 35mm will certainly be in the bag again this summer.











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Old Jan 23, 2014, 10:40 AM   #2
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Nice detail on those shots and have the same lens but do not use it too often. Maybe it's time I start using it more.
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Your images are looking mighty fine Bob. Crisp, sharp detail in the hair and eyes. Not to mention I like cats.
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These are really sharp, and I love the expression on number two. You may have the next grumpy cat
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Old Jan 25, 2014, 10:56 AM   #5
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Autumn always rises to an occasion, she is 5 1/2 yrs, born feral, doesn't tolerate holding but loves 'love' simply on her terms..... 'grumpy' maybe (lol).

Tnx for the remarks, the 35mm FT has always given really good results but I only used it with my E-3 but now with the M1 it will get more usage.

It is a fun lens to use for the tiny wild flowers, some of which are less than 1/4 inch blooms and for insects, it is a very sharp landscape lens as well.

The coming spring and summer months with the M1 will be great fun with my FT lenses , though next up for check out will be the m40-150, maybe tomorrow.
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Cats have a mind of their own and they will do as they please. :-)
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Autumn always rises to an occasion, she is 5 1/2 yrs, born feral, doesn't tolerate holding but loves 'love' simply on her terms..... 'grumpy' maybe (lol).

Tnx for the remarks, the 35mm FT has always given really good results but I only used it with my E-3 but now with the M1 it will get more usage.

It is a fun lens to use for the tiny wild flowers, some of which are less than 1/4 inch blooms and for insects, it is a very sharp landscape lens as well.

The coming spring and summer months with the M1 will be great fun with my FT lenses , though next up for check out will be the m40-150, maybe tomorrow.
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Had a chance to use Zig's 35 Zuiko macro year before last when we were shooting around his place at Cape Cod. It's more "Micro like" than any other four-thirds lens in terms of weight. It's considerably lighter than even the 50mm f2 Macro, goes to life-size on its own to boot and the files I used it for were very sharp like these. With the E-M1's PDAF abilities, this has to be a winner of a lens.
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Super images Bob. Well done.

(Whenever I see your cat shots, I always think of that little video link you posted years ago of walking a cat on a leash. LOL)
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(Whenever I see your cat shots, I always think of that little video link you posted years ago of walking a cat on a leash. LOL)
Yep, that was Autumn her first winter & spring 5-years now. We quit the leash/walk thing when it got hot in the summer and never took it up again.

She just sleeps and watches outside from the windows, she weights 15-pounds now, she is one lucky feral cat, we love her much.

This is the video of a leash/walk ==> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khCwSrqaUMg

Thanks for remembering,

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Bob I think they look pretty good with shots 3 and 4 being my favorites, really nice shots with excellent detail and the kitty looks like a cute one.
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