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Old May 16, 2014, 6:22 PM   #1
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Default ....a good morning for the 35mm MACRO

I went to see if the Glen Rose Yucca was blooming yet, it won't be for maybe another week. So it was time to look for some MACRO stuff & critters on the way out of the park.

If anyone has reservations whether the Zuiko 35mm MACRO lens on the E-M1 is worth the try, well here is my reasoning that the ZD 35mm is worth having in the bag. On the E-M1 AF is super quick and MF is simply easy to do, the lens focuses at approx 5-6 inches.

I did not use the digi-x2 today because the bugs involved were friendly cusses, but it does work well with this lens.

I run all my files through ASPro to twiddle with them and usually crop to rid of fluff I don't want in the image.

The next 4 photos are NOT cropped to show the E-M1/ZD 35mm capabilities when focused at approx 6-8 inches.









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Great set. I think I like the ladybug picture the most.
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Amazing pictures.
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Wow Bob: I like them all, can't even pick a favorite! You make me wish that I had that lens in my camera kit!
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Price to performance ratio on this lens has to be about as good as it gets. With a little help it definitely delivers. Very nice.
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Hi Bob,

The 35mm macro may be small in size, but not in stature.
Spring is always a great time of year to show off what this little lens can do
and your captures certainly prove that.

Greg is right, the 35mm macro has the best price to performance ratio going.......
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Wow, what a great set of macro shots.

I really enjoyed it.

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...thanks y'all for looking at my stuff, aside from the exercsize it gives me a great thrill just seeing and photographing these subjects of nature while hiking through our city parks.

Thanks everyone for commenting, I am happy you enjoyed seeing what I saw.

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Great shots Bob. Now you got me wanting to slap on my 35mm but there is nothing outside to photograph at this time of the year other than standing water in my yard after all the rain we've been getting.
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nice shots Bob, you do a good job of showing off the 35mm's capabilities and it is great to hear it focuses well on the E-M1. Given it's relatively low price it is an excellent value too, I'll have to keep it in mind when I upgrade to the E-M1
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