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Old Apr 1, 2014, 11:33 PM   #1
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Default Late Afternoon Spring Colors

Love it the sun is now staying up later.

E-M1 and 12-40mm M. Zuiko. One note, I processed these in Adobe Camera raw and, instead of using the Huelight profiles I used the Adobe created E-M1 NATURAL profile. As some may already know, Adobe recently released profiles for all Olympus cameras based on the Olympus camera profiles much like they've been doing all along for the more popular brands like Nikon and Canon and the Natural profile is very nice.



75-300 M. Zuiko with the 16mm Kenko tube.







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Old Apr 2, 2014, 1:24 PM   #2
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....very pretty and the profile is nice. When I was trialing LR5, I used that same profile and liked how it worked. The 75-300 / 16mm tube is GOOD!
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Yeah, the 75-300 + Kenko tubes are a nice, very light combination. I was also using the -0- delay electronic first shutter, which helped alot since the maximum aperture on that lens is so small so shutter speeds are often lower.

Today I have the 50-200 and EX25 with me and I hope to get to another area where there's lots of blooming Dogwood after work, assuming it's not raining. Even if it is raining I just might give it a try.
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I've only used the 50-200 / EX25 a couple times; most always I use the 70-300 with the tube.

I did try the 50-200 / EX25 at the butterfly exhibit a couple weeks ago, it did not work well for me there but the 50-200 alone was good.

The m40-150 / MEIKE 10 mm was really good there and I will use that combo more.
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The 10mm tube is very practical for shorter tele zooms. The EX25 was too much extension back when I tried using it with the four-thirds 40-150. From around 100-150mm is was OK, but closer to the "wide" end of the zoom you had to get too close to get anything in focus for it to be useful to me for how I wanted to use it.
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nice shots greg, the flowers are beautiful and wonderfully composed, I also like the last shot very much.
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I'm a fan of your work with the 75-300 M Zuiko with the Kenko tube. Someday you should lay out all your gear on the kitchen table and post a photo so the rest of us can drool. ;-)
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I bought a set of extension tubes last year, the cheap $32 ones

http://www.amazon.com/Neewer%C2%AE-E.../ref=pd_cp_p_1

I tried briefly to use them but haven't taken the time to get used to using them. I need to make a point of learning how to use them.

Greg you say the 10mm is good for shorter telephotos, what would you consider shorter? something like the 45mm?

Sounds like a 16mm would work well with the 70-300mm based on your results with the 75-300
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Back when I was using the Olympus DSLR system, the 25mm of extension you get with the EX25 was too much for the first 60mm or so of the 40-150mm Zuiko. From about 100mm on, up to 150mm, the EX25 worked fine. If I were to want to use the 40-150 M. Zuiko for closeups today, I would use it with either Kenko tube, the 10mm or 16mm, but I would not use them combined for the full 26mm.

The 16mm tube works great with the 75-300. Gets you close enough, yet allows for a longer working distance than if you used both the 10mm and 16mm tubes combined.
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Someday you should lay out all your gear on the kitchen table and post a photo so the rest of us can drool. ;-)
It would need to be a big table.
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