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Old Aug 9, 2015, 12:31 AM   #1
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Default Shiny new lens, same old tired gimmick. :)

Picked up the Rokinon 12mm on sale. I'm liking it but taking a bit to get used to the wide view.

Fireflies/Lightning bugs are a bit later than normal this year, so I just had to try some. About the first thing I tried last summer was capturing them using the EM10's "Live Composite" mode. It's a lot of fun, but time consuming and frustrating--if a car comes by, trying to compose and focus with an almost-black viewfinder, etc. But I like it even if a car drives by when I'm on like minute 18 of a nice long shot.

There isn't very long between the time between when they come out and the time they leave or it's too dark for it to work. You can only really get a few shots each evening because of the amount of time each takes, and there really isn't the time to recompose/reshoot very much. But I think the wide view and the manual focus are a great advantage over what I was trying last summer.

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Old Aug 9, 2015, 12:50 AM   #2
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Spooky looking, especially that last shot!
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Old Aug 11, 2015, 11:06 AM   #3
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Thanks. That's my favorite one so far.

If you can't tell I #1 and #3 were shot at the same place on the same day, and 2 and 4 go together. Looking at them now I'm not really liking the contrast with the first and third shots--probably partly because of how I tried to PP them and also because of the street lights nearby. The other two were at a fairly dark and quiet area of a local park and I think earlier in the evening.
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G'day mate

Amazing little blighters ... don't rush to the fly-spray
Your results are more than good enough to brag about ~ don't hassle yourself over any supposed quality issues

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G'day mate

Amazing little blighters ... don't rush to the fly-spray
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Weird (and fun) shots ...

It seems to me that somebody scratched your pictures !
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