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Old Jun 25, 2012, 5:21 PM   #1
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Default playing with the tcon, off shore ships

took the lt55 out for a test of a different kind yesterday afternoon. a storm was brewing off the coast and a lot of ships had weighed anchor, so i took the chance to shoot a few through the big glass. as you can see the distance from shore to ship was a minimum of about 2k, going out to around 3k for the last red ship. the one with black rigging. i was impressed with the range and even the lens' ability to give me a reasonable handheld HDR of the 3km ship by the wind turbines. thats some serious distance for my little fz100. not much of an interesting subject but a fun test i thought i'd share still.

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Old Jun 25, 2012, 5:35 PM   #2
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Wow, that brought the ships closer!
Never seen a wind farm in the ocean before.
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Nice. I also have not seen ocean turbines before. I am not overly fond of them as they kill birds and bats. I do like ships though.

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Good demonstration of T-Con power!
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Old Jun 26, 2012, 8:08 AM   #6
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What you see here is a small part of the worlds largest offshore wind farm. Its situated around 2 miles off the Kent coast in the south of England. Probably offshore for the reasons you mentioned Steve. Kent has a large conservation program and is very active in the support of animal protection, so by being away from land there are fewer chances of harming birds and bats. They're still building the farm now, i managed to photograph the huge crane device used to install the turbines the other day when it was in my local harbour. I'll post a pic later when i get home. Its a helluva machine as you can probably imagine.
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John, Darn! Now you have me deciding between the LT55 or LC55 close-up! I will end up with both, but can't get them at one time.

Those photos are absolutely stunning!
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Old Jun 26, 2012, 6:22 PM   #8
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let me be honest with you Carol, you'll get more use out of the LC55 as you can shoot macro anywhere. the LT55 although great for making the best of mid to long range shots, is a more subtle weapon attatchment to the fz arsenal. requires good light for mid range wildlife shots, and the LC will be great for bugs, flowers and all things tiny. im already looking into the macro lens so watch this space for more reviews lol
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Carol and John - I have both attachments and must say I reach for my FZ35 (which has the LC55 permanently attached) for those moments where I want a quick shot and there isn't enough time to get the DSLR, attach the macro lens and tripod. It is beautiful glass and takes a great macro hand-held. I also use it constantly for still life and food photography. Lyn
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts, the LC55, it is!
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